Coin of Themisonium with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Themisonium

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 26.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.233

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: In center, bearded Herakles with club in lowered right hand and
lionskin on left arm.
To left, Lykabas Sozon (?) radiate, holding horse.
To right, Hermes with purse in right hand and caduceus in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 192); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 78.50 (this is the total price for 62.224–62.248)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour