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Coin of Callatis with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hades-Sarapis seated left, sceptre in left hand. At left, Cerberus. Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son, Ltd, December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Callatis, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.2169

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins