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    Bostra, Arabia. Caracalla as Caesar. (198 - 217 AD). AE (22 X 25mm, 12.17 gm, 1h). Struck 209/10 AD. Bust of Caracalla r., laureate; inscription: [AYT KECAP] ANTON K / Altar of Dusares with staircase; on top, pyramid of holy stones, composed of a large baetyl and over it pile of four flat stones; on r. and l., two more baetyls, each topped by a single flat slab, two priests stand on altar flanking baetyls; NE TP BOCTPA (New Traiana Bostra) ET P? (year 104 =209 AD). Meshorer City Coins 239 (this coin); Kindler Bostra 30 (the reverse of this coin is on the cover of that book). Samuels 171 (this coin). Extremely rare. Light brown-green patina. Extremely Fine/Very Fine.

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