Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Salonina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 264–265


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.239

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Salonina, right, wearing stephane.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eirene standing left, holding olive-branch in extended right hand and transverse sceptre in left.
In field at left, palm; in field at right, inscription for date..

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation