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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Claudius II Gothicus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus to right, wearing paludamentum. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle right, looking back, wreath in beak. In field right, inscription in Greek (Year = 1).

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 268

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.387

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins