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Coin of Aegeae with head of Dionysus

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, thyrsos over left sholder. Reverse: Filleted, draped bust of Posidon right, trident in front. Inscriptions in Greek above at right, below, and at left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 39–40

Mint

Aegeae, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 13.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.818

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins