Coin of Tripolis with bust of Julia Mamaea

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tripolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 13.21 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1218

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right, wearing stephane.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: River-god Maeander reclining left, holds reed in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inverted vase beneath left hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Ancient silver wash preserved on the surface of the coin.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour