Coin of Apamea with bust of Philip I, struck under M. Aurelius Alexander
Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Apamea
Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.38 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Inscribed chest or ark, floats on waves. Within, draped man and woman, heads turned left. Bird sits on lid of chest. Another (dove ), in center, flies upwards carrying olive branch. At left, on ground, stand apparently same two figures toward left, each raising right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.
By date unknown: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; April 10, 1963: purchased by MFA from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour