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Tetradrachm of Tyre (?) with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle standing to front on club with wings spread and head turned left. Palm branch at right. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for inscriptions.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 400, partial); purchased at Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 103–117

Mint

Tyre (?), Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 14.46 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1498

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins