Coin of Nicaea with bust of Vespasian, struck under M. Plancius Varus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 69–79


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.36 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1985.232

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Panther drinking from a kantharos.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1985: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 15, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, April 11-12, 1985, lot 368); bid on behalf of MFA at the Sternberg auction by Dennis P. Devine; May 22, 1985: purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg and Dennis P. Devine

(See published references for earlier Sternberg auctions of this coin.)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour