Coin of Tyana with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 156


Mint: Cappadocia, Tyana

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.79 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.863

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated left holding ears of corn and bunch of grapes in right hand, left on seat.
Below, rivergod swimming.
Inscription in Greek around and in field left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour