Coin of Alexandria with head of Vespasian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 76–77


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

86.841

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bust of Alexandria to right, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Inscription in Greek.
Year 9.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription