Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Numerian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 283–284


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.17 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

82.212

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: Athena seated left, holding Nike on extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; beside throne, shield.
IIn left and right fields, Greek letters (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