Coin of Alexandria with bust of Aurelian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 273–274


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.89 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.261

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, wearing paludamentum (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle with wings open and wreath in beak; standing front, head right.
In field left, star and in field left and right, inscription for year 5.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation