Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Maximian I Herculius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 286–287


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

82.225

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Maximian to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek
Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left. In field left, L; in field right, B (Year = 2).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant