Tetradrachm of Furia Sabinia Tranquillina - ROM2011_11731_121


Tetradrachm of Furia Sabinia Tranquillina

Medium:Struck billon
Geography: Mint of Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 244 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period, reign of Gordian III
23 mm
Object number: 910.159.929
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage

This coin carries the bust of Furia Sabinia Tranquillina, the wife of Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius (Gordian III) who was Augustus (emperor) from 225 to 244 AD.

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.

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