Coin of Philadelphia with bust of city-goddess

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–268


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Philadelphia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2918

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of the city, turreted, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis facing. In field right, crescent.
At left, star.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour