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Coin of Cidyessus with bust of Philip I, struck under Aur. Varus

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

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, 1964, no. 3761); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Cidyessus, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.59 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1174

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins