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Coin of Hadrianeia with bust of Maximinus I Thrax, struck under Cl. Honoratus Balas

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Maximinus right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hermes, standing, looking left, holds purse in right hand, caduceus in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection; by 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 235–238

Mint

Hadrianeia, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 18.72 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.382

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins