Coin of Bizya with bust of Philip I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249

Mint: Thrace, Bizya


Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 40.21 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Philip I, laureate, cuirassed, right, aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Serapis seated in the center with Cerberus at his feet. At left Demeter, holding a torch, and Anubis-Hermes with kerykeion; at right Harpocrates holding cornucopia and Isis holding sistrum and cornucopia.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1994: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction 27, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich, November 7-8, 1994, lot 551); by 1997: with David Hendin, Amphora Coins, P.O. Box 805, Nyack, N.Y. 10960; purchased by MFA from David Hendin, June 25, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour