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Title: Tetradrachm
Date: 283-284
Object Name: coin
Classification: Roman
Culture(s):
Roman
Mint: Africa, Alexandria
Technique: struck
Medium: billon (BI)
Dimensions: Coin: 19 mm, 12 O'Clock, 7.79 g (3/4 in., 12 O'Clock, 0.27 oz.)
Subject/Image: Obverse: Bust Carinus r.
Subject/Image: Reverse: Female figure standing left personification Elpis holding flower & lifting skirt
Inscription: Reverse: L B
Description: Bust Carinus right laureate and cuirassed. Inscription around. Border of dots./ Elpis standing left holding flower in right and lifting back of skirt with left; L B in fields left and right. Border of dots.
Accession Number: NG.1993.2.466