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Roman coin

Roman coin. Obverse: Emperor's head facing left wearing wreath. Illegiable lettering aroundedge. Reverse: Wreath in center with something inside (?). Lettering around edge of which only "OSTRO" is legiable

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7150 Exterior Chapel C. 1926 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.2 x 1.8 cm (1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-490

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins