Tetradrachm of Carrhae with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217

Mint: Mesopotamia, Carrhae; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 15.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak.
At left in field, star.
Beneath eagle, crescent.
Inscription in Greek.

Reverse doublestruck.


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.; September 24, 1974: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 9, 1974

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock