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Tessera and coins

Silver tetradrachm with Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, Ras Ibn Hani (Latakia), 40 - 31 BC.

Silver tetradrachm with Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, Ras Ibn Hani (Latakia), 40 - 31 BC.

© Ras Ibn Hani mission / F. Bernel
Bronze Antoninianus coin with a radiated bust of Emperor Gallienus, Sura (Raqqa), AD 261 - 268, Ø 2.2 cm.

Bronze Antoninianus coin with a radiated bust of Emperor Gallienus, Sura (Raqqa), AD 261 - 268, Ø 2.2 cm.

© Sura Mission / Ali Othman

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Material
Metals | Terracotta | Ceramics | Clay
Type
Accessories and jewellery | Coins | Documents | Graphic work | Numismatics | Plaques | Tablets
Details
Terracotta tessera: Small square tokens with human figures, animals or objects and sometimes Aramaic inscriptions. Length: 2-3 cm.  |  |  | Metal (gold, silver, bronze) coins: Graeco-Hellenistic: With portraits of kings and queens (obverse), gods standing or sitting, surrounded by Greek inscriptions, animals and objects (reverse). [32] |  | Roman: With the emperor’s portrait (obverse) and a variety of motifs with Latin inscriptions, often the letters “SC” (reverse). [33] |  | Byzantine: With the emperor’s portrait (obverse), but with letters and/or Christian symbols (reverse). |  | Islamic: With Arabic inscriptions on both sides. |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Syria
Period
Achaemenid to Ottoman period (539 BC – AD 1918)