Coin of Tomis with busts of Philip II and Serapis

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Moesia, Tomis

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 13.71 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2001.805

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II at left faces draped bust of Sarapis at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Pantheistic Tyche stands, scepter in right hand, cornucopia in left.
At right, water-god Pontos Euxeinos.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By October 2001: with Pegasi Numismatics, P.O. Box 199, Holicong, PA 18928 (said to have come from another dealer in ancient coins); purchased by MFA from Pegasi Numismatics, December 12, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour