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Coin of Diocaesarea with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles, nude, laureate, seated left on lion's skin. Club in right hand. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Diocaesarea, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2614

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins