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Coin of Thessalonica with bust of Tyche

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Obverse: Draped, veiled, turreted bust of Tyche to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Kabeiros, head to left, stands holding hammer in left hand, rhyton in right. At left lighted altar and at right elephant tusk. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; 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, 3rd century A.D.

Mint

Thessalonica, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.60 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2963

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins