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Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Aphrodisias with bust of Commodus

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Obverse: Bust of Commodus right, in cuirass and paludamentum. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Apollo Kitharoedos of Hierapolis at left, cult statue of Aphrodite to right, veiled and with polos. (Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue). (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (Glendining & Co. auction of the Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2930); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2, England; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 186–191


Hierapolis and Aphrodisias (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Caria


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 26.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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