User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Antioch with head of Nerva

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Nerva, laureate, right. At lower right, symbol (?). (Inscription in Greek around head) Reverse: Eagle right, on thunderbolt; in front, palm branch. (Inscriptions in Greek at left, at upper right and in exergue)


By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 355.00 (this is the total price for 60.1146-60.1150)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 96–97


Antioch, Syria


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins