Coin of Thessalonica with bust of Tyche

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.60 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2963

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, veiled, turreted bust of Tyche to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Kabeiros, head to left, stands holding hammer in left hand, rhyton in right.
At left lighted altar and at right elephant tusk.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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