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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Serapis seated left, scepter in left hand, right hand extended above Cerberus. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 9.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.333

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins