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ID:     39-102
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     Syria, Phoenicia
City:     Ace-Ptolemais
Issuer:     Caracalla
Date Ruled:     198-217
Metal:     Billon
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     215-217
Diameter:     27.2 mm
Weight:     12.98 g
Die Axis:     5 h
Obverse Legend:     AVT K MA ANTΩNINOCB
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right
Reverse Legend:     ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΞ VΠΑΤΟC Δ
Reverse Description:     eagle standing facing, head and tail right, wings displayed, holding wreath in beak; idol standing facing, wearing kalathos, holding whip and fulment, flaked by two facing bulls, all between eagle's legs
Primary Reference:     Prieur 1220
Reference2:     Meshorer 5
Reference4:     Very Rare
Photograph Credit:     Agora Auctions, Inc.
Grade:     Fine
Notes:     (1) Agora Auction 39: Lot No. 102; (2) From the Kenneth Miller Collection of Ake-Ptolemaïs and Related Biblical Coins