Tetradrachm of Heliopolis with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


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

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.186

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped (?) bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing, wings outspread, head to left with wreath in beak.
Below, lion to right with star above.
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