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Coin of Hyrgaleis with bust of Senate

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Obverse: Filleted, draped bust of Senate right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche standing, looking left, holds rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek Inscriptions. The illegible M should probably be read as a T, dating the coin to A.D. 222.)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (said to be ex Staatl. Münzkabinett, Berlin, 1934); June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 222

Mint

Hyrgaleis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 5.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.545

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins