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Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Antinous

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Obverse: Bust to left, cloak on shoulders; uraeus on forehead. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hermes (Antinous) to right, on horseback. Year 21. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 140.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 136–137

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1448

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins