Coin of Thessalonica with bust of Tyche

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.

Mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.60 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped, veiled, turreted bust of Tyche to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Kabeiros, head to left, stands holding hammer in left hand, rhyton in right.
At left lighted altar and at right elephant tusk.
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