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Coin of Abydus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Abydos, standing left with right hand on prow of ship in background; he holds long cloak in left hand; cow and calf under tree on left. Inscriptions in Greek.


By 1997: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1997

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 235–238


Abydus, Asia: Troas


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 20.27 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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