Tetradrachm with bust of Empress Annia Faustina, wife of Elagabalus - ROM2011_11731_76

ROM2011_11731_76

Tetradrachm with bust of Empress Annia Faustina, wife of Elagabalus

Medium:Struck billon (debased metal alloy)
Geography: Mint of Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 221 AD
Period: Reign of Elagabalus, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
24 mm
Object number: 910.159.960
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage
Description

Thie 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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