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Coin of Kos with bust of Nikias

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Obverse: Diademed bust of Nikias right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Laureate head of Asklepios right. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1986: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (List 24, Summer, 1986, no. 90); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, about 30 B.C.

Mint

Kos, Asia: Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 20.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.346

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins