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Tetradrachm of Alexandria with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nike flying right, holding wreath. In field left and right: L A (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. 249–250

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1354

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins