Coin of Aphrodisias with bust of Julia Domna, struck under T. Claudius Zeno

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–217

Mint: Asia: Caria, Aphrodisias


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hermes leading ram (?) to right, caduceus in left hand. He wears winged sandals and has a cloak over his left arm.
Inscriptions in Greek around, in left field, and in exergue.


By 1981: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001, Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 11, November 20-21, 1981, lot 286); by 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 14, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour