Coin of Arycanda with bust of Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Lycia, Arycanda


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina to right, crescent behind.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Quadriga right, with two seated gods.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Hall Collection, part 2, November 20, 1950, lot 1862); by 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 4278); by 1977: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Leu auction 18, May 5, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kambel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 227); purchased by MFA at Bank Leu auction 18; accessioned by MFA, June 8, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour