Dupondius of Philip I, Emperior of Rome from Temenothyrae Artist: Unknown
Mint: Temenothyrae
Ruler: Philip, the Arabian, Emperor of Rome, A.D. 204–249, ruled 244–49




34.03 g, 5:00, 44.1 mm

Credit Line

Promised gift of Ben Lee Damsky

Loan number



3rd century A.D.


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: IEPA CVNK HTOC Draped bust left of the Senate of Temenothyrae as a young, bareheaded man with long hair

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: APOVN NEIKOMAXOC APXIEPEVC APX A TO B TEMENO VPEVCIN Herakles stands left nude except for a lion skin over his left forearm and a wreath on his head, apparently drunk, holding a lighted torch in his outstretched right hand and his club in his right hand. At the left, Eros leans to the left and pulls a rope attached to Herakles' right leg just below the knee. In the background a statuette of Dionysos holding a long thyrsos stands atop a tall plinth.
  • Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 256, plate 36
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coins, dupondii, histories (visual works)

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