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Coin of Neapolis with bust of Volusian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle with outstretched wings supporting Mt. Gerizim. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1986: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich , Switzerland (Leu auction 38, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 13, 1986, lot 162); purchased at Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Neapolis, Samaria (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.60 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.237

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins