Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Claudius II Gothicus
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.57 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle right, looking back, wreath in beak.
In field right, inscription for year 1.
December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)
NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.