Coin of Metropolis with bust of Trajan II Decius, struck under Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Metropolis


Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 19.56 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Within tetrastyle temple, Zeus seated left, Nike on left hand, phiale in right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1968: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 8424); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 394); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour