Tetradrachm of Antioch with head of Augustus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
1 B.C.–A.D. 1


Mint: Syria, Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2000.580

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated to right on a rock, palm-branch in right hand.
At her feet, river god Orontes swimming.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By late 1950s or early 1960s: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr., who had acquired the tetradrachm in London (Spink & Son); March 22, 2000: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour