Coin with bust of Urbs Roma

Roman
Imperial Period
Time of Constantine


Mint: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 1.35 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.794

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Urbs Roma to left, wearing cuirass and helmet.
[VRBS] ROMA
Reverse: Wolf nursing twins to left. Two stars in field above.
Traces of inscription in exergue

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America