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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)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Department of Classical Art Curator's Fund

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

Mint

Temenothyrai, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1989.26

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins