Coin of Tyana with bust of Hadrian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 136–137


Mint: Cappadocia, Tyana

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.950

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche seated left on seat supported by winged monster. She holds corn ears and grapes in right hand, left rests on seat. At feet, river god Lamus swimming.
Crescent in field right.
Greek letters in field at left for year 20.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 185); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour