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Coin of Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum with bust of Volusian

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena standing right with shield on left arm, spear in right strikes at serpent-legged giant who hurls stone with right hand. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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. 251–253

Mint

Seleucia-ad-Calycadnum, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.86 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2622

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins