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Coin of Philadelphia with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Zeus standing, head left, holds phiale in right hand, sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Philadelphia, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins