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Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Draped, diademed bust of Zeus to right, above two fish. Scepter behind. In field right, star. L H

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 144–145

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 25.21 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.534

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins