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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 180o
, obverse IOVL MAMEA CEBACT, draped bust right; reverse 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; rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
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