Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Antinous

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 136–137


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1448

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust to left, cloak on shoulders; uraeus on forehead.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hermes (Antinous) to right, on horseback.
Traces of inscription around (?).
Inscription in Greek for year 21 in field below and in front of horse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 140.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour