Obverse: Radiate bust of Aurelian

Reverse: Helmeted, draped, and armed Athena standing; styrax shrub, with a...

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Selge
Material: Bronze
Issuing Authority: Aurelian
Actual Weight: 20.25 g.
Die Axis: 12
Date: exact 270 AD - exact 275 AD
Dimensions: 36.5 mm.
Region: Pisidia
Period: Third Century A.C.


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, helmeted and draped Athena lunges to the left, but turns her head back to the right. She holds a shield on her right arm and a spear in her left hand. At right is a styrax shrub to which a bucket is attached. In the lower right field is a vase.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze