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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Vespasian, struck under M. Plancius Varus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bust of Dionysos left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Buy or Bid Sale, No. 1, April 16, 1984, lot 70); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 69–79

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.239

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins