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Coin of Kingdom of Thrace with heads of Rhoemetalkes I and Pythodoris

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Obverse: Jugate heads of Rhoemetalkes I, laureate, and his wife, Pythodoris. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Head of Augustus right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., December 9, 1982, lot 47); purchased at Waddell auction 1 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; January 12, 1983: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about 11 B.C.–A.D. 12

Mint

uncertain, Thrace (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 9.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins