Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Trajan

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 113–114


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 21.42 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1997.63

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, right, drapery on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Demeter stands at left, long torch in right hand, grain sheaf in left, kantharos on her head. She faces seated Euthenia, who holds grain ears in her right hand and a scepter in her left.

Greek letters = year 17

Provenance

By 1997: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608, Auction 41, March 19, 1997, lot 1117; purchased at auction 41 by MFA; accessioned by MFA, June 25, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour