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Coin of Nesibis with bust of Philip II

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Temple with four twisted columns and central arch; within, city goddess seated front. Above, sign of Aries. Below, rivergod swims right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249

Mint

Nisibis, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.00 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.861

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins