Coin of Herennia Etruscilla from Bostra (BOS105)

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Title

Coin of Herennia Etruscilla from Bostra (BOS105)

Description

Civic bronze coin from Bostra (249-251 CE), depicting on the obverse Herennia Etruscilla, wife of the emperor Decius, and mother of the emperors Hostilian and Herennius Etruscus

Source

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IX no.2218

Date

Rights

Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), via Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/)

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

BOS0105

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

3.91-11.54g

Diameter (mm)

19-24mm

Province

Arabia

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Etruscilla, wearing a diadem and facing right

Reverse Type

Zeus-Ammon standing facing left, nude, wearing a ram's horn and disk headdress, a cuirass and mantle, and holding a spear with a trophy above. A ram stands at his left.

Obverse Legends

ERENNIA ETRUSCILLA AUG (Herennia Etruscilla Augusta)

Reverse Legends

COL METROPOL BOSTRON (Colonia Metropolis Bostra)

Type Notes

Obverse type is similar (or the same) as BOS0104 ad BOS0106.

Role 1

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IX no.2218 [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/9/2218/]

American Numismatic Society 1944.100.69312

Meshorer, Y., G. Bijovsky, and W.Fischer-Bossert. 2013. Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at the American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Volume 1), New York: The American Numismatic Society. (pg.152, no.57)

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.86-87, no.67)

Citation

“Coin of Herennia Etruscilla from Bostra (BOS105),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed June 22, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/42.

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