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Didrachm of Antioch with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Draped bust of Nero, right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Simpulum and lituus. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XV, no. 34); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 85-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 50–54

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.372

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins