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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Probus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

279-280

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Probus, laureate and cuirassed, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts Nike advancing to the right, holding a wreath and palm.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Probus

Origin

Alexandria

Date

Struck 279 CE–280 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: ΑΚΜΑVΡΠΡΟΒΟCCΕΒ Reverse: E L

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 8.76 g

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1938.1221

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