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Coin of Sardis with bust of Philip I, struck under P. Cornelius Acyla

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Sacrificial scene with central flaming altar. Four bull's heads appear amid flames on altar. At left attendant leads humped bull to altar. At right Zeus Lydios stands on pedestal beneath tree. ...

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By 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; by 1972: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., June 7, 1972

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Sardis, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 50 mm. Weight: 43.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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