Coin of Antioch with head of Zeus, struck under Varus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
5–4 B.C.


Mint: Syria, Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.806

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Tyche seated right holding palm branch in right.
At feet, river-god Orontes swimming.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour