Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Probus
Mint: Egypt, Alexandria
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.9 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Probus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in raised right hand and lifting skirt with left.
In field at left, inscription for year 2.
By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $ 5.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation