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Coin of Antioch with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Zeus seated left holds scepter in left hand, Nike on right. In field left, cornucopia. Laurel wreath around. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Late Republican Period, 31–30 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.866

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins