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Coin of Alexandria with head of Vespasian

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Obverse: Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bust of Alexandria to right, wearing elephant skin headdress. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions. Year 9.

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. 76–77

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

86.841

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins