Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to right with wreath in beak, stands on leg and thigh. Greek letters in field left and right.
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.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour