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Coin of Samos with bust of Salonina

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Obverse: Draped bust of Salonina wearing stephane right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be Grantley Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3066 [partial]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 254–268

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.82 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.887

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins