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Numismatics
Ruler: Caracalla, Roman Emperor, A.D. 188–217, ruled A.D. 198–217
Mint: Cyrrhus
Artist: Unknown

Tetradrachm of Caracalla, Roman Emperor from Cyrrhus

215–17

Silver

12.90 g, 12:00, 25.5 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.6000.56
Geography: 
Made in Cyrrhus, Cyrrhestica
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Numismatics
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Library, New Haven Conn., 1938–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Professor Alfred R. Bellinger, The Syrian Tetradrachms of Caracalla and Macrinus, 3 (New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1940), no. 112.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 338, no. 27, pl. 27.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 67, no. 65, fig. 3–5.

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