Coin of Metropolis with bust of Trajan II Decius, struck under Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Metropolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 18.53 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.810

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which Cybele seated to left, holding a phiale in her right hand. Lion to left each side of throne. Phiale and three scrolls in pediment.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 24); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour