Coin of Nesibis with bust of Philip II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Mesopotamia, Nisibis

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.00 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.861

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Temple with four twisted columns and central arch; within, city goddess seated front. Above, sign of Aries. Below, rivergod swims right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour