Coin of Koinon of Galatia with bust of Nero

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 62–65

Mint: Galatia (Koinon), Tavium (?)


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.22 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bust of Poppaea to right.
Inscription in Greek.

(Note that the inscription for Nero should be moved from R/ to O/ and vice versa for the inscription for Poppaea)


By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1268); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector, October 12, 1934; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)