Tetradrachm of Arados with bust of Tyche

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
55 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Arados

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 297.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.55 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

59.258

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Tyche to right, wearing earring, necklace, turreted crown and veil. Border of dots.
Reverse: Nike advancing to left on small ground line, holding aphlaston in right hand and palm-branch in left hand, all in laurel wreath.
Inscriptions at left and right.
Year 205 = 55 B.C.

Provenance

By date unknown: U.S. Private Collection (purchased from a Boston dealer); anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Gilbert Askew, April 9, 1959

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Gilbert Askew