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Coin of Attalea with bust of Volusian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena, helmeted, in long chiton, stands front, head to left, holding spear in left hand. Shield at feet beside spear. In right hand, wreath. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 45); 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. 251–254

Mint

Attalea, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.831

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins