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Coin of Samos with bust of Tranquillina

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Obverse: Draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Androklos charging to right with spear toward boar emerging from rocks. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

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 3091 [partial; as ex Brand Collection]); 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. 238–244

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 10.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.886

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins