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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Demos

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Demos right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Apollo standing, head to right, lyre in left hand, plectron in right. Inscription in Greek.


By 1902: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (acquired from O. Noury Bey in 1902); 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 2, no. 7110); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, lot 2922); probably purchased in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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


Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 17.19 gm. Die Axis: 5

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