Coin of Apamea with bust of Philip I, struck under M. Aurelius Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.421

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Inscribed chest or ark, floats on waves. Within, draped man and woman, heads turned left. Bird sits on lid of chest. Another (dove ), in center, flies upwards carrying olive branch. At left, on ground, stand apparently same two figures toward left, each raising right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; April 10, 1963: purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour