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Coin of Samosata with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche, seated on rock to left, holds eagle on right arm and ears of corn in right hand. Below Tyche, Pegasos running to left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale 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. 244–249

Mint

Samosata, Commagene

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.74 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2962

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins