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Coin of Olba with bust of Ajax as Hermes, struck under Ajax

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Obverse: Bust of Ajax as Hermes to right, wearing petasos, earring and chlamys on shoulder. Caduceus at right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 11–12

Mint

Olba, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.16 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

63.2619

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins