Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–135


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 23.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.1297

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Canopus to right, on circular base.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (one of 302 Alexandrian coins [1985.1028–1985.1329] acquired by Godfrey Peckitt in Egypt prior to World War II); date unknown: inherited from Mrs.Godfrey Peckitt by Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; July 11, 1969: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; November 27, 1985: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule