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Hemidrachm of Alexandria with bust of Maximian I Herculius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eirene standing left, holding scepter and olive branch. L A in left and right fields. (Year = 1).

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 285–286

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1350

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins