Tetradrachm of Alexandria with head of Commodus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 189–190


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.105

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Comodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bust of Selene, hair in knot on top of head; at left, large crescent(?).
In field right, LA (Year = 1).
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