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Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek mostly illegible. Reverse: Isis seated to right with infant Harpocrates, oinochoe on altar at right. Worn inscription in Greek for year 5 (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (one of 302 Alexandrian coins [1985.1028–1985.1329] acquired by Godfrey Peckitt in Egypt prior to World War II); date unknown: inherited from Mrs.Godfrey Peckitt by Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; July 11, 1969: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 27, 1985

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 141–142

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.1301

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins