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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Tacitus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right, wearing paludamentum. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena seated left, holding small Nike on right hand; left hand rests on sceptre; beside throne, shield. In field left and right, Inscription in Greek (Year = 1).

Provenance

By date unknown: The Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins; bequest of Augustine Shurtleff to MFA; accessioned February 5, 1901

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 275–276

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

01.5051

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins