Tetradrachm of Berytus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217

Mint: Syria, Berytus; Mint: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.54 gm. Die Axis: 11

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing, wings spread, head turned left with wreath in beak.
Beneath: prow.
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.; February 22, 1970: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock