Coin of Side in alliance with Perga with bust of Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 238–244


Mint: Pamphylia, Side and Perga (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.849

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left Athena of Side, left hand on spear, stands with right hand extended over altar dropping incense.
At right Artemis of Perga, radiate and holding long torch in left hand, right hand above flaming altar. Above, pomegranate.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1966: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Special Bulletin, no. 51); October 4, 1966: purchased from Hesperia Art for MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 11, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock