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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Probus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Probus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in raised right hand and lifting skirt with left. In field left, Greek letters (Year = 2).

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $ 5.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 276–277

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.9 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.262

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins