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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.1293
People
Probus, Roman (r. 277-282 CE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Alexandria under Probus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
278-279 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Alexandria (Egypt)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180214
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.11 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
Year 2
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AKMAVPΠPO BOCCƐB
  • Reverse Inscription: L B
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Milne 4529; Dattari 5533
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.1293
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Probus r., laureate, wearing cuirass.
Rev.: Elpis standing l., wearing long chiton and peplos, holding up flower in r. hand, with l. raising skirt of chiton behind.

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