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Coin of Anazarbus with bust of Diadumenian

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two Nikai confronted, holding shield. Plant below shield, with a Greek letter on either side. Inscriptions in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 150); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Mint

Anazarbus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 17.89 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.919

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins