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Coin of Samos with bust of Salonina

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Obverse: Draped bust of Salonina to to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cult-statue of Samian Hera standing on plinth, facing, wearing long veil and polos, hands lowered, phiale in each. Peacocks (?) left and right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., March 26, 1986 (recorded as Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–268

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.28 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1986.79

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins