Coin of Cotiaeum with bust of Philip I, struck under C. Iulius Quadratus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Cotiaeum


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Philip I to left, holding spear and shield, a Gorgoneion on the shield.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cybele, enthroned to the left, on a cart drawn by two lions.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock 9 [1964], no. 3786); 1978: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 8, June 27-28, 1978, lot 450); 1978: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III at Auctiones AG Auction 8; 2004-2008: lent by Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA (as L-G 115.5.2004); gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, October 22, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III