Hemidrachm of Alexandria with head of Vespasian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 71–72


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.49 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

86.856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vespasian, profile to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Head of Serapis, profile to right.
Greek letters in field.

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