Tetradrachm of Seleucia Pieria with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

Mint: Syria, Seleucia Pieria; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 13.43 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak
Inscription in Greek.


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.; April 2, 1973: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock