Coin of Olba with bust of Ajax as Hermes, struck under Ajax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 11–12


Mint: Cilicia, Olba

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.16 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

63.2619

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Ajax as Hermes to right, wearing petasos, earring and chlamys on shoulder. Caduceus at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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