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 Beroea with bust of Macrinus

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle standing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak. Below, animal and B E. 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.; April 11, 1973: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Beroea, Syria


Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins