Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 144–145


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 22.24 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.536

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Draped bust of Kronos left, sickle behind, above youth swimming left with a vase in both hands. In field above, star.
Below: [L] H

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III