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Coin of Nicomedia with bust of Maximus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Octastyle temple. Phiale in pediment. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 797); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicomedia, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 8.82 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1320

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins