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Coin of Nicopolis-ad-Istrum with bust of Plautilla, struck under Gallus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Plautilla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Concordia, wearing modius, seated to left, holds patera in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 202–205

Mint

Nicopolis-ad-Istrum, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.08 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.2901

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins