Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Faustina II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 148–149


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.385

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dikaiosyne seated left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Everett Fund