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Coin of Thyatira with bust of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted bust of Athena, wearing aegis, to right. At right, countermark: head right. Reverse: Tyche stands, head to left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left. 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, Early 3rd century A.D.

Mint

Thyatira, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 3.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.3036

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins