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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Nisibis, Mesopotamia


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

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The Ancient World


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