Coin of Temenothyrai with bust of Philip II, struck under Nicomachus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249

Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Temenothyrai


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hephaistos seated right with hammer and tongs making round shield on anvil at right.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: with Frank Sternberg, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 21, November 14-15, 1988, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, lot 483); purchased at Sternberg auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y6QS; January 25, 1989: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd.

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Department of Classical Art Curator's Fund