Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Vaballathus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 270–271


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.3 mm. Weight: 6.5 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1292

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Vaballathus right, laureate.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Homonoia standing left, right arm raised; in left hand double cornucopia.
In field left and right, Greek letters (Year = 5).

Provenance

Note: need to enter all of correct information; data for 34.1392 had been incorrectly entered here and has been deleted. This coin, 34.1292, may or may not be a part of the actual Perseus subset

By date unknown: F. Monroe Endicott Collection; gift of F. Monroe Endicott to MFA, November 1, 1934

Credit Line

Gift of F. Monroe Endicott