Coin of Samos with bust of Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244

Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos


Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 10.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Androklos charging to right with spear toward boar emerging from rocks.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3091 [partial; as ex Brand Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III