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Coin of Gaza with standing Minos

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Obverse: Minos, in cuirass and short chiton, standing facing left, spear in left hand, branch in right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tree. Year 3 = 192 = A.D. 131/2. Inscription in Greek around. Monogram in field at right. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown from 1987 to 1991: Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried Collection (acquired from Brian Kritt); year-end gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried to MFA, December 26, 1991; accessioned January 22, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 131–132

Mint

Gaza, Judaea (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1991.1036

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins