Tetradrachm of Furia Sabinia Tranquillina - ROM2011_11731_121

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
Dimensions:
23 mm
Object number: 910.159.929
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage
Description

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.

Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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