Tetradrachm of Emisa with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Syria, Emisa

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1622

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head left, stands to front.
Radiate bust of Helios left, between legs.
Inscription in Greek. Beneath eagle’s head: A

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 737 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour