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Coin of Cotiaeum with bust of Philip I, struck under C. Iulius Quadratus

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, holding spear and shield, a Gorgoneion on the shield. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cybele, enthroned to the left, on a cart drawn by two lions. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock 9 [1964], no. 3786); 1978: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 8, June 27-28, 1978, lot 450); 1978: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Auctiones AG Auction 8; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.5.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249


Cotiaeum, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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