Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Valerian I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 255–256


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.3 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.172

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Valerian to right, wearing aegis.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle left, looking back, with wreath in beak; wings open.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Letters in left and right fields for year 3.

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