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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Apollo Lairbenos

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Obverse: Radiate, draped bust of Apollo Lairbenos. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Selene or Hekate, crescent behind shoulders, holding two torches, stands in biga of galloping horses right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1966: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 25); October 4, 1966: purchased from Hesperia Art for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 11, 1966

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.


Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.47 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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