Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Maximian I Herculius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 287–288


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1353

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Maximianus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Homonoia standing to left, raising right arm; in left, double cornucopiae.
Inscription in Greek (year = 3).

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse