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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Aeolis > RP82031
Kyme, Aiolis, 3rd Century A.D.
Tyche (Greek for luck; the Roman equivalent was Fortuna) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. Increasingly during the Hellenistic period, cities had their own specific iconic version of Tyche, wearing a mural crown (a crown like the walls of the city).
RP82031. Bronze AE 19, BMC Troas p. 117, 119, VF, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 2.508g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o, obverse KVM-H, turreted bust of city-goddess right; reverse KVMA-IΩN, Tyche standing left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; rare; SOLD

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