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Coin of Antioch with head of Zeus, struck under Varus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Tyche seated right holding palm branch in right. At feet, river-god Orontes swimming. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at right. (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, Imperial Period, 5–4 B.C.

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.806

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins