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Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Cyzicus with bust of Apollo

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Obverse: Radiate, draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two right hands clasped. Inscriptions in Greek around, above hands, and below hands.


1910: purchased at Pambuk-Kalessi (Hierapolis) by Arthur M. Woodward; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Hierapolis and Cyzicus (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Mysia


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.50 gm. Die Axis: 4

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