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Coin

Object Number:31-50-360
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Imperial Roman
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: Cn 270, monastery, Room O, South of drain
Maker: Caracalla (uncertain)
Locus: C.N. 270, monastery, Room O, South of drain
Period: Byzantine Period
Imperial Roman Period
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Caracalla?
Outside Diameter:2.1 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1931
Other Number:30-10-322B - Field No SF

Description

Fitzgerald: "Caracalla(?), 198-217 AD (mint?) d. 21 mm. A very much worn coin. Faint traces of the imperial bust can still be made out and the features somewhat suggest those of Caracalla. The revere types and inscriptions are completely obliterated. The fabric suggests Palestine.".

Newell: Greek and Greco-Roman

“Uncertain Mint, Caracalla (?)

Obverse: A very much worn coin. Faint traces of the imperial bust can still be made out and the features somewhat suggest those of Caracalla.

Reverse: The reverse types and inscriptions are completely obliterated. The fabric suggests Palestine."

Bibliography:

[Article] Witschonke, Richard, and Newell, Edward T. 2008. "Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929-1935". American Journal of Numismatics. Vol. AJN Second Series 20. pg. 1-52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 5/Plate 1, no. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. 1939. A Sixth Century Monastery at Beth-Shan.. The University Museum. Vol. IV. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 12, B. Bronze Coins, 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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