Coin of Samos with bust of Julia Mamaea

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 222–235

Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos


Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 10.25 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Mamaea to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Warrior standing facing, with left foot on prow and head turned to left. He holds round shield in left hand, right extended.
Inscription in Greek.


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