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Tyche Tetradrachm 109/108 B.C.


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Tyche (Greek: luck)  - The Greek goddess of chance or fortune, usually identified with the Roman goddess Fortuna. Personifications of Tyche are somewhat unclear, although the abstract idea of Tyche is found throughout ancient literature and her imprint appears on ancient Hellenistic coins some three centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ.

Tyche is often referred to as one of the Fates or as a daughter of Zeus or Oceania. Temples for Tyche were mostly built around cities, offering protection or good luck

  • Tetradrachm 109/108 B.C.
  • Syria: Seleukis 
  • 14.8 gm Silver
  • Front: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche; bead and reel border
  • Rear:  Thunderbolt, with fillet, on cushion placed on stool; all within laurel-wreath
  • 4 Free World Coins
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Seleukeia (an important coastal city at the foot of Mt. Pieria, Seleukeia was founded by Seleukos I in 300 B.C., just a month before the foundation of nearby Antiocheia. The city was strongly fortified and possessed a fine harbour which served the needs of Antiocheia.) Seleukia obtained its freedom from regal control in 109/08 B.C.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 September, 2011.

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