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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.273
People
Aurelian, Roman (r. 270 - 275 CE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexandria under Aurelian
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
274-275 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/179257
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.79 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
Year 5
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AKΛΔOMAVPHΛIANOCCƐB
  • Reverse Inscription: L Ɛ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Milne 4425
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.273
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Aurelian r., laureate, wearing cuirass.
Rev.: Eagle standing r., wings open, wreath in beak, to l. above star.

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