User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Arados with bust of Tyche

Start collecting

Obverse: Draped bust of Tyche right. Palm branch behind. Reverse: Poseidon seated on prow of galley left holding wreath in right hand, trident in left. As figurehead, Athena fighting to left. Inscription below. (see media screen for inscription)

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 135–112 B.C.

Mint

Arados, Phoenicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.24 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.809

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins