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Coin of Hypaepa with busts of Messalina and Nero, struck, under C. Iulius Hegesippus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Statilia Messalina to right facing filleted bust of Nero left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cult image of Artemis Anaitis facing, ample veil, hands extended. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 264); by 1985: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Waddell List 13, February 1985, no. 69); Waddell List 21, December 1985, no. 138; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 26, 1986 (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 66–68

Mint

Hypaepa, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.73

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins