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Tetradrachm of Arados with bust of Tyche

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Obverse: Bust of Tyche to right, wearing earring, necklace, turreted crown and veil. Border of dots. Reverse: Nike advancing to left on small ground line, holding aphlaston in right hand and palm-branch in left hand, all in laurel wreath. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right. Year 205...

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By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection (purchased from a Boston dealer); anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Gilbert Askew, April 9, 1959

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Gilbert Askew

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 55 B.C.


Arados, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 297.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.55 gm. Die Axis: 2

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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