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Tetradrachm of Aegeae with bust of Asklepios

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Obverse: Bust of Asklepios to right. At right, serpent-staff. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within octostyle temple, Asklepios. Inscription in Greek. In ex.: Greek letters = year 263 Struck under Macrinus in A.D. 217.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 24, 1999: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217

Mint

Aegeae, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1999.28

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins