Coin of Abydus with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238


Mint: Asia: Troas, Abydus

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 20.27 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1997.140

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Abydos, standing left with right hand on prow of ship in background; he holds long cloak in left hand; cow and calf under tree on left.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1997: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour