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Coin of Trapezus with bust of Philip II

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Mithras on horseback right. At left, tree; at right altar and column with bird on top. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 8, 1967

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–245


Trapezus, Pontus


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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