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Coin of Sidon with head of Tyche

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Obverse: Head of Tyche right. In front, star in crescent. Reverse: War galley. Inscriptions in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 77–78

Mint

Sidon, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 3.28 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.810

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins