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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 around. Reverse: Panther drinking from a kantharos. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1985: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 15, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, April 11-12, 1985, lot 368); bid on behalf of MFA at the Sternberg auction by Dennis P. Devine; May 22, 1985: purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg and Dennis P. Devine

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.36 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1985.232

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins