Coin of Samos with bust of Herennia Etruscilla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 249–251


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 10.91 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2606

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Etruscilla to right, wearing stephane. Crescent behind shoulders.
Inscription in Greek.
Revese: Cult statue of Samian Hera within tetrastyle temple.
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 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction 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