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Coin of Temenothyrai with bust of Philip II, struck under Nicomachus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Hephaistos seated right with hammer and tongs making round shield on anvil at right. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Frank Sternberg, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 21, November 14-15, 1988, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, lot 483); purchased at Sternberg auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y6QS; January 25, 1989: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd.

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Department of Classical Art Curator's Fund

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


Temenothyrai, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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