Ancient Coin Collectors Guild
Numismatic Society of South Australia
American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Association

Caracalla, 198-217 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, Eagle, struck c. 214-215 AD

245.00 AUD

  • 178.47 USD
  • 150.94 €
  • 266.28  NZD
Lifetime guarantee of authenticity
Insured via Australia Post
7-day change of mind refund policy
Spend 500.00 AUD, get 3% off
Spend 700.00 AUD, get 5% off
Spend 900.00 AUD, get 7% off
Origin: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority: Caracalla
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 214-215 AD (Δ in reverse legend = Consulship IV)
Obverse: ΑYΤ Κ · Μ · Α · · ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC [C EB], Head of Caracalla, laureate, facing right
Reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ · ΕΞ · ΥΠΑΤΟC TO Δ, Eagle standing, facing, head right, on leg and thigh of sacrificial animal
Size: 26.25mm, 13.6g, 12h
Grade: gVF, toned, reverse slightly off centre
Rarity: scarce
Provenance: Ex Pegasi Numismatics Auction 37 (14 November 2017), Lot 346; SGICV -
References: Prieur 217; McAlee 677; Butcher p. 115, 2; BMC Galatia [Antioch] p. 195, 361
General: Butcher notes that the style of this tetradrachm departs from those closest in style to the Antiochene tetradrachms of the Severans. Firstly the wreath on Caracalla's head is arranged 2-1-2-1-3, which he says unusual. Secondly, the obverse legend is different. Thirdly, the eagle on the reverse stands on an animal thigh whose foot points left. He suggests three possibilities: that this type is the work of a different engraver at the same mint; alternative, that they are chronologically separate products of the same mint; or they are the products of two different mints: see p. 114.
  1. Lifetime guarantee

    All ancient coins and antiquities are guaranteed authentic for life for your peace of mind. You may return an item for a refund, at any time, if it is established by a suitably qualified and experienced professional certifier that it is not authentic. Our coins are sourced from reputable sources including established auction houses and select wholesale sources.

  2. Certificate of Authenticity

    A certifcate of authenticity with this guarantee is included with every purchase, with a photo of the coin and a detailed description. Certificates are not issued for bulk lots in our bulk category for practical reasons, however the lifetime guarantee still stands.

  3. Change of mind

    Additionally, you may refund your purchase (excluding shipping) for any reason, if you notify us within 7 days of receiving it.

  4. Other

    We recommend only buying from dealers who offer lifetime guarantees. All our coins are researched using our extensive library of references and online databases. Our attributions are more complete than most dealers.

  1. Worldwide Shipping

    We ship worldwide!

  2. Shipping Carrier

    All shipping is via Australia Post unless otherwise advised.

  3. Flat rates

    Flat rates are offered for shipping for your convenience.

  4. Insurance & Tracking

    All items are posted via registered post and insured for your peace of mind.

  5. General Terms & Conditions

    Please see our terms & conditions page for more details.