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ID:     11082477
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     SYRIA, PHOENICIA
City:     Aradus
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     AD 198-217
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 215-217
Diameter:     26.2 mm
Weight:     11.47 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     [AVT K]M AY ANTΩNEINOCC
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse Legend:     ΔHMAPX·EΞ·YΠATOCTΔ
Reverse Description:     Eagle standing front, head and tail left, with wings spread and wreath in beak, crescent between legs
Mint:     Aradus
Primary Reference:     Prieur 1270A_001
Reference2:     Bellinger -
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Reference4:     BMC -
Photograph Credit:     Tom Mullally
Grade:     VF, pitted
Notes:     This coin appears to be unique. Prieur does not list any radiate obverse for Caracalla at Arados. This obverse legend is also unlisted for the crescent series. Michel Prieur acknowledges that this is a previously unknown coin and has assigned it the number 1270A_001.