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Coin of Maeonia with bust of Trajan II Decius, struck under Aur. Apphianus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Dionysos, seated to left, in car drawn by two panthers, to left. He holds kantharos in right hand, thyrsos in left. Bacchante behind panthers hold vine tree and turns toward Dionysos....

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Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 55.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 251–253

Mint

Maeonia, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 20.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.556

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins