Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Claudius II Gothicus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 268

Mint: Egypt, Alexandria


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle right, looking back, wreath in beak.
In field right, inscription for year 1.


December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund