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Coin of Termessus with bust of Solymos (?)

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Obverse: Helmeted, cuirassed bust to right of Solymos?. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Solymos wearing cuirass and crested helmet stands to left, right hand on spear, left holding sword in sheath. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1909: purchased at Adalia by Arthur M. Woodward; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 211–222

Mint

Termessus, Pisidia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.64 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.3044

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins