Tetradrachm of Emisa with bust of Julia Domna

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217

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


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, wearing stephane, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to left with wreath in beak, above draped bust of Helios to left. At right of Helios, Greek letter.
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.; November 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour