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Coin of Amastris with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Elpis to left, flower in right hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (sale 7, June 7, 1977, lot 371); purchased on behalf of MFA at Auctiones sale 7 by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–117

Mint

Amastris, Paphlagonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 24.04 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1977.601

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins