Tetradrachm of Gabala with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Syria, Gabala; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1973.187

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing, wings outspread, head to left with wreath in beak. Below, crab, with crescent above. At right, palm branch.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 11, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour