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Coin of Bizya with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Apollo standing facing, head to left, holds laurel branch in right hand, left extended over serpent coiled around an egg (?). Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 98); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249

Mint

Bizya, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins