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Maker/s

Antoninus Pius (138-61) (ruler)

Alexandria (mint)

Collection

Grant Collection

Category

coin

Name

drachm (denomination)

Roman Provincial (Series)

Egypt (subseries)

Alexandria (subsubseries)

Material/s

copper alloy

Dimensions

weight: (object): 20.45 g
die axis: (object): 0 degrees
image(width): 32.96 mm
image(height): 33.13 mm

Date

151 to 152

Provenance

bought: Grant, Michael, Dr 1948-02-24 (Filtered for: Coins and Medals)

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. design
    Position: obverse
    Content: AVT K T AIL A / DRI / ANTONINOS S / EB EVS
    Description: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius left
  2. design
    Position: reverse
    Description: Female figure standing left dropping incense on altar at left, all in tetrastyle building with antefixes at front corners and a pyre on upper floor

Production Notes

Issue mark L // I / E. The building has been identified as the Altar of the Cæsareum (Temple of the deified Julius Cæsar).

Production Place

Alexandria (mint) (place)

Catalogue ref/s

cf. 2163

Accession Number

CM.668-1948 (Coins and Medals)
(Reference Number: 166441; Input Date: 2008-12-05 / Last Edit: 2008-12-05)

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