Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 157–158


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.82 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.1209

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right, draped left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike flying left, on orb, wreath in raised right hand, palm in left.
Year 21 = AD 157/158.
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; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985

Credit Line

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