Coin of Hierapolis in alliance with Sardis with bust of Commodus
Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Lydia, Hierapolis and Sardis (Alliance)
Diameter: 44 mm. Weight: 37.32 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Apollo of Hierapolis stands, lyre in left hand, plectrum in right, facing towards cult image of Lydian Kore, between poppy stalk and cornstalk.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.
By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 467); by 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., March 13, 1974
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour