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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with head of Commodus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Comodus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bust of Selene, hair in knot on top of head; at left, large crescent(?). In field right, LA (Year = 1).

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. 189–190

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.105

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins