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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1972.389

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins