Coin of Bizya with bust of Philip I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Thrace, Bizya

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.208

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo standing facing, head to left, holds laurel branch in right hand, left extended over serpent coiled around an egg (?).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 98); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour