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Coin of Arados with bust of Tyche

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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)


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

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


Arados, Phoenicia


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

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The Ancient World


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