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Coin of Alexandria with bust of Aurelian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Inscription in Greek. In left and right fields, Greek letters (Year = 2). Reverse: Laureate, draped bust of Vaballathus to right. Inscription in Greek around and Greek letters in field.

Provenance

By 1896: Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, September 1896

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 270–271

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 8.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

96.588

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins