Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Diocletian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 286–287


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

13.746

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of bust of Diocletian to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt in left.
Letters for date In field left and right.

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum