Coin of Rhesaena with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Mesopotamia, Rhesaena

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.2927

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.
Revese: Founder plowing to right with yoke of oxen. He holds scepter in left hand.
Above, eagle with spread wings, head left, holding wreath in beak, stands on palm branch. In exergue: half-figure of rivergod swimming to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour