Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Trajan
A.D. 112–113 (?)
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 17.95 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Two serpents at grain modius on column.
Year 16 (?) = AD 112/113
The inscription in Greek for the date is unclear.
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; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule