Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Numerian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 282–283


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

82.221

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Numerian to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dikaiosyne standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
In field left, inscription in Greek (Year = 1).

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