Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 214–217

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


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 14.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak.
Below, star above crescent.
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