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Coin with bust of Alexandria Troas

Obverse: Bust of Alexandria Troas right, draped and turreted. AV COTRO Reverse: Eagle to right holding bull's head in talons. CO[L AV]TRO


Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Time of Caracalla–Gallienus


Alexandria Troas, Troas


Diameter: 20.5 mm. weight: 5.74 gm. die axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins