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Tetradrachm of Beroea with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to left with wreath in beak, stands above long-legged animal. At left and right: Greek letters. 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.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 13, 1974

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Beroea, Syria


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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