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Drachm of Alexandria with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Trajan holding eagle-topped staff and laurel branch, to right in elephant quadriga. Greek letters below to date the coin to year 14. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1997: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 42, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, Three World Trade Center, New York 10048, May 29-30, 1997, lot 903); purchased by MFA at auction 42; accessioned June 25, 1997

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 111


Alexandria, Egypt


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 25.65 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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