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Coin of Celenderis with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Poseidon, nude, standing front, head left, holds trident in left hand, dolphin on right. To left, lighted altar. Inscription in Greek.


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By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251


Celenderis, Cilicia


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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