Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Philip II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Syria, Hierapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 20.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Philip II, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Atargatis, turreted, scepter in right hand, faces front and rides lion to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1964: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour