Coin of Hypaepa with busts of Messalina and Nero, struck, under C. Iulius Hegesippus
about A.D. 66–68
Mint: Asia: Lydia, Hypaepa
Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.90 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Draped bust of Statilia Messalina to right facing filleted bust of Nero left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cult image of Artemis Anaitis facing, ample veil, hands extended.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.
By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 264); by 1985: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Waddell List 13, February 1985, no. 69); Waddell List 21, December 1985, no. 138; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 26, 1986 (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule