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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 5–4 B.C.


Antioch, Syria


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

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The Ancient World


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