Coin of Samosata with bust of Philip I

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249

Mint: Commagene, Samosata


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.74 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche, seated on rock to left, holds eagle on right arm and ears of corn in right hand. Below Tyche, Pegasos running to left.
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 (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