Mesopotamia, Rhesaena, Trajan Decius
Description: Mesopotamia, Rhesaena, Trajan Decius (249 - 251 AD). AΥT KAI ΓAI ME KΥ TΡA ΔEKIOC CEB; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CEΠ KOΛ ΡHCAINHCIWN LIIIP; founder ploughing right with yoke of cattle, eagle above, wings spread, wreath in beak, standing on palm; river god swimming in ex.
Diameter: AE25 mm
Weight: 12,32 g
Attribution: Castelin 95-112; SNG Cop
Commentary: dark patina with some sand deposits, pit on obverse
History: Rhesaena near the Roman-Sasanian border was basecamp of the III Parthica Roman legion.
Article Number: 018-03-03-41652