Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Tacitus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 275–276


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

01.5051

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right, wearing paludamentum.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena seated left, holding small Nike on right hand; left hand rests on sceptre; beside throne, shield.
In field left and right, Inscription in Greek (Year = 1).

Provenance

By date unknown: The Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins; bequest of Augustine Shurtleff to MFA; accessioned February 5, 1901

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins