Tetradrachm of Edessa with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Mesopotamia, Edessa; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.177

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing, wings outspread, head to right with wreath in beak.
Below, shrine.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 11, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour