Coin of Faustina from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0101)

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Title

Coin of Faustina from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0101)

Description

Local bronze coin of Faustina Iunior, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, from Nysa-Scythopolis (161-175 CE)

Publisher

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6468 (temporary #)

Date

Rights

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

Format

Bronze

Language

Identifier

SCY0101

Numismatics Item Type Metadata

Metal

Bronze

Weight (g)

6.24-7.20g (pictured=7.20g)

Diameter (mm)

18-19mm (pictured=19mm)

Province

Palaestina

Region

Decapolis

Obverse Type

Draped bust of Faustina, facing right

Reverse Type

Tyche , draped and wearing a turreted crown, stands facing right between two columns. She holds a long scepter and a cornucopia, and rests one foot on a swimming river god.

Obverse Legends

ΦΑVCTEINA CEBAC(TH) (Faustina Sebasta)

Reverse Legends

NYCA C KOI(? (Nysa Scythopolis [of/in] Koile [Syria])

Name 1

Role 1

Notes

In Meshorer et al.'s (2013:183, no.18) publication of this type, the reverse legend is: NYCAE KOI CVPI, apparently adding "Syria" to the name of the city.

Selected Bibliography

Roman Provincial Coinage Online IV no.6468 (temporary #) [http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/6468/]

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. (pp.183, no.18)

Spijkerman, A. 1978. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. Jerusalem: Franciscan Press. (pp.190-191, no.10).

Citation

“Coin of Faustina from Nysa-Scythopolis (SCY0101),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/64.

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