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Julia Mamaea, Augusta 13 March 222 - February or March 235 A.D., Edessa, Mesopotamia
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).
RB57028. Bronze AE 24, Babelon
84; BMC Arabia
p. 105, 123; cf. Lindgren
2585 (no altar
, four stars); SNG Cop
-; SNG UK
-; SNG Righetti
-; SNG Leipzig
-, F, Mesopotamia
, Edessa (Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey) mint, weight
8.595g, maximum diameter
24.0mm, die axis
IOVL MAMEA CEBACT, draped bust
MHT KOΛ E∆ECCHNΩN, Tyche
seated left on rock, wearing turreted crown, river-god swimming at her feet, altar
before her, two stars flanking in field
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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