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Coin of Samos with head of Trajan II Decius

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Obverse: Head of Trajan Decius. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Goddess standing, holding Nike and cornucopia. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

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

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.91 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.48

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins