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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251


Rhesaena, Mesopotamia


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

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The Ancient World


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