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Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Bust of Maximinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Hercules standing front, head right, holds bow in left hand. Two birds in field at right. Lion behind. Bird lies at feet. (inscription in Greek)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 17, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1501

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins