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Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Sardis with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: At left, Apollo of Hierapolis holding lyre and sceptre, head turned toward cult statue of city goddess of Sardis at right. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 18); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis and Sardis (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.805

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins