Coin of Selge with bust of Aurelian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 270–275


Mint: Pisidia, Selge

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.68 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1997.141

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. Below bust, globe. At right: Greek letter delta.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Shrine with two altars draped with garlands on high platform accessible by staircase. From each altar rises leafless tree or branch. In front of each altar, pitcher (?). To left of altar, stylized thunderbolt. At right, club. In ex: phiale (?).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1997: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877; purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 17, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour