Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 258–259


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.45 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.171

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle left, looking back with wreath in beak; wings closed.
In left field: L; in right field: S (Year = 6).
Inscription in Greek.

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