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)


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.68 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of Tranquillina wearing stephane to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At left, Athena helmeted, in long chiton, with spear in left hand, right dropping incense on altar. At right, Artemis, radiate, with long chiton, holds torch in left hand and drops incense on altar with right. Pomegranate in field above altar.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 858); by date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 161); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour