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Tetradrachm of Antioch with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus to right. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated to right on a rock, palm-branch in right hand. At her feet, river god Orontes swimming. Legend in Greek.

Provenance

By late 1950s or early 1960s: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr., who had acquired the tetradrachm in London (Spink & Son); March 22, 2000: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 1 B.C.–A.D. 1

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2000.580

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins