Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Probus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 276–277


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.9 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.262

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation