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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)


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

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

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


Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


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

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The Ancient World


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