Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gordian III

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.150

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right, wearing cuirass and aegis.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle facing, head right, wings spread, holding wreath in talons.
In field, left and right, L A (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