Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 204

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


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.25 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to right, standing on leg and thigh.
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.; June 13, 1969: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock