Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 135–136


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.70 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

82.207

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Reclining figure of Nilus to left on crocodile, with cornucopia and papyrus stalk.
In upper left, monogram LK (Year = 20).

Inscription

Inscription: AYTKAIC

Provenance

By date unknown: collection of Dr. James Grant (according to MFA Registrar's Coin & Medals Register: found in Egypt); 1882: gift of Dr. James Grant to MFA, September 1, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant