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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian to right. AVT KAIC TPAIAN AAPIANOC CEB. Reverse: Serapis seated to left. In left field: LI; in right field: H (Year = 18).

Provenance

According to the Registrar's Register of Coins and Medals: the coin was bought at Thebes, Jan. 1853; presented to MFA by Francis Brooks, Feb. 14, 1888

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Brooks

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 133–134

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.265

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins