Coin of Nicaea with bust of Volusian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.530

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Laurel wreath, within which: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 711); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour