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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Salonina

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Obverse: Bust of Salonina to right, wearing stephane. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Elpis standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt of chiton with left; in field left, palm; in field right, Greek letters (Year = 12).

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. 264–265

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.95 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.237

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins