Coin of Maeonia with bust of Trajan II Decius, struck under Aur. Apphianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Maeonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 20.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.556

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos, seated to left, in car drawn by two panthers, to left. He holds kantharos in right hand, thyrsos in left. Bacchante behind panthers hold vine tree and turns toward Dionysos.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 55.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour