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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gallienus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed (?) bust of Gallienus to right. Greek inscription. Reverse: Eagle left, looking back, wreath in beak; in field left, Greek letters (Year = 14), in field right, palm. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

Source Unknown: accessioned by MFA 1916

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 266–267

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

16.417

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins