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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.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Celenderis, Cilicia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2612

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins