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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: Tetrastyle temple, within which Cybele seated to left, holding a phiale in her right hand. Lion to left each side of throne. Phiale and three scrolls in pediment. Inscriptions in Greek around and...

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By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 24); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Metropolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 18.53 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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