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Coin of Metropolis with bust of Trajan II Decius, struck under Alexander

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within tetrastyle temple, Zeus seated left, Nike on left hand, phiale in right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1968: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 8424); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 394); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Metropolis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 19.56 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1977.607

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins