Coin of Nicaea with bust of Messalina, struck under C. Cadius Rufus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 47–48


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 21.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.388

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Messalina to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Facade and walls of two-storied building.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue on tablet.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (List No. 2, February, 1982, no. 17); June 9, 1982: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour