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Coin of Koinon of Galatia with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bust of Poppaea to right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions but note that the inscription for Nero should be moved from R/ to O/ and vice versa for the inscription for Poppaea)


By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1268); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector, October 12, 1934; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 62–65


Tavium (?), Galatia (Koinon)


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.22 gm.

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The Ancient World


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