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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Reclining figure of Nilus to left on crocodile, with cornucopia and papyrus stalk. In upper left, LK (Year = 20).

Inscription

Inscription: AYTKAIC

Provenance

By date unknown: collection of Dr. James Grant (according to MFA Registrar's Coin & Medals Register: found in Egypt); 1882: gift of Dr. James Grant to MFA, September 1, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 135–136

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.70 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

82.207

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins