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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Philip II

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Obverse: Bust of Philip II, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Atargatis, turreted, scepter in right hand, faces front and rides lion to right. (Inscription in Greek)

Provenance

By 1964: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 20.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins