Coin of Neapolis with bust of Volusian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Samaria (Syria Palestina), Neapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.60 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.237

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: Eagle with outstretched wings supporting Mt. Gerizim.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1986: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich , Switzerland (Leu auction 38, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 13, 1986, lot 162); purchased at Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour