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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Maximus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche seated to left, holding ears of corn in right hand. Rivergod swimming at her feet. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 650); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 235–238

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.527

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins