Coin of Sagalassus with bust of Claudius II Gothicus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 268–270


Mint: Pisidia, Sagalassus

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.911

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Claudius II to right.
Inscriptions in Greek in front and around.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which statue of Tyche with cornucopia and rudder. Sphere and crescent on gable flanked by identical nude male statues standing each side on roof. Both extend right hands and hold spear or sceptre in left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field right.

Two ancient punch marks on the reverse.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 138); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour