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Coin of Amasea with head of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate head of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Serpent coiled on altar. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 19); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 113

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.50 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

64.1298

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins