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Coin of Alexandria with head of Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Claudius to right. At right, star. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bundle of corn ears. Inscription in Greek around. In field at right: LB (year 2)

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 41–42

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

86.835

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins