Tetradrachm of Beroea with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218

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


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak.
Below, animal and B E.
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 11, 1973: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour