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Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, draped left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nilus seated left on rock in tetrastyle temple. Inscription in Greek.


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

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–135


Alexandria, Egypt


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 27.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

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