Tetradrachm of Alexandria with head of Gallienus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 260–268


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.81 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

86.869

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Gallienus bearded, profile to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, standing to left, head to right, serpent in mouth.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription