Coin of Alexandria with bust of Aurelian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 273–274


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.258

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right, wearing paludamentum. Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Laurel wreath, within which, 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