Tetradrachm with bust of empress Annia Faustina - ROM2011_11731_78

ROM2011_11731_78

Tetradrachm with bust of empress Annia Faustina

Medium:Struck billon
Geography: Mint of Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 221-212 AD
Period: Reign of Elagabalus, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
2.37 cm, 12.54 g
Object number: 910.159.965
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage
DescriptionThie coin carries the bust of Annia Faustina, wife of Elagabalus in 221. A coin made of "billon" is ostensibly a coin of precious metal (silver or gold) but which is greatly debased with copper or copper-alloy.
Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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