Tetradrachm of Orthosia with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Syria, Orthosia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 14.40 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

69.69

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, head right, with wreath in beak. Between legs, figure wearing kalathos, holding harpa or whip in right hand, spindle or ear of wheat in left, flanked each side by horned animal facing front.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour