Coin of Rhesaena with bust of Trajan II Decius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251

Mint: Mesopotamia, Rhesaena


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 11

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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.
Revese: Founder plowing to right with yoke of oxen. He holds scepter in left hand.
Above, eagle with spread wings, head left, holding wreath in beak, stands on palm branch. In exergue: half-figure of rivergod swimming to right.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour