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Coin of Tomis with busts of Philip II and Serapis

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II at left faces draped bust of Sarapis at right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Pantheistic Tyche stands, scepter in right hand, cornucopia in left. At right, water-god Pontos Euxeinos. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By October 2001: with Pegasi Numismatics, P.O. Box 199, Holicong, PA 18928 (said to have come from another dealer in ancient coins); purchased by MFA from Pegasi Numismatics, December 12, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tomis, Moesia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 13.71 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2001.805

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins