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Coin of Caesarea with bust of Tranquillina

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Obverse: Draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Six ears of corn tied together. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–244

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 6.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.900

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins