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Coin Depicting the Goddess Tyche

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

238-244 (?)

Artist:

Roman; probably minted in Magnesia ad Sipylum, Lydia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a bust of the goddess Tyche, facing right. On the back (reverse), is perhaps the god Bacchus (Greek Dionysos), standing and holding a ship rudder in his right hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting the Goddess Tyche

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

238 CE–244 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: MAΓN HCIA (?) Reverse: MAΓNH TΩN (?)

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.57 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2927

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