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

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 28.86 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1125

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: Two river-gods reclining toward each other, Maeander and Marsyas.
Inscriptions in Greek.

(please note that the second and third Greek letters for Maiandros are incorrect)

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour