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Coin of Tyana with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tyche seated left holding ears of corn and bunch of grapes in right hand, left on seat. Below, rivergod swimming. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 156

Mint

Tyana, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.79 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.863

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins