Tetradrachm of Carrhae with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217

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


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing on bucranium, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Pellet to left and right of bucranium.
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