Coin of Apameia with bust of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 133–48 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Apameia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.64 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2925

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Athena to right wearing aegis and crested Corinthian helmet. Running griffin on helmet beneath crest.
Reverse: Eagle flying right over maeander symbol.
Above eagle, star, and each side of maeander, pileus of Dioskouros topped by star.
Inscription in Greek above. Inscription below is illegible.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour