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Coin of Rhesaena with bust of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right. Inscription in Greek. Revese: Founder plowing to right with yoke of oxen. He holds scepter in left hand. Above, eagle with spread wings, head left, holding wreath in beak, stands on palm branch. In exergue: half-figure of...

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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. 249–251

Mint

Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.2927

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins