Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Salonina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 266–267


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.253

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Salonina to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left.
In field left, palm-branch; in field right, inscription for year 14..

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