Coin of Alexandria with bust of Aurelian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 270–271


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 8.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

96.588

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.
Inscription in Greek. In left and right fields, Greek letters (Year = 2).
Reverse: Laureate, draped bust of Vaballathus to right.
Inscription in Greek around and Greek letters in field.

Provenance

By 1896: Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, September 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection