Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–250


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1354

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike flying right, holding wreath.
In field left and right: L A (year 1)

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse