Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Nero

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 63–64


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.14 mm. Weight: 13.1 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1409

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate head of Nero to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Draped bust of Poppaea to right.
Inscription in Greek.
In right field: Greek letters for year 10

Note that the inscriptions are not marked for the correct side of the coin. Nero should be the obverse but the inscription is marked reverse and vice versa for Poppaea.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)