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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Gordian III

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Gordian III to right, wearing cuirass and aegis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle facing, head right, wings spread, holding wreath in talons. In field, left and right, L A (Year = 1).

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.150

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins