Coin of Nicaea with bust of Maximus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.527

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Maximus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated to left, holding ears of corn in right hand.
Rivergod swimming at her feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 650); by 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour