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Coin of Silandus with bust of Athena, struck under Attalianus

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Obverse: Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tyche stands, head left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscription in Greek. (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. 164–169

Mint

Silandus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.90 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.868

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins