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The Many Faces Of Tyche

 
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 Posted 03/24/2020  12:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The bust of Tyche was depicted on many ancient coins.

Some are pretty attractive.

Phoencia, Arados

Some not so much.

Spain, Carteia

I've been trying to find one, in my buget, with the portrait in a classical style for my Greek Gods and Heroes collection. No luck yet.

There are some from Persia that have great looking Tyche.

I realized I had several.
Here are some others I have.


Spain, Carteia

Phrygia, Apameia



Antioch

Cilicia, Korykos


Aeolis, Temnos

Feel free to post your coins with Tyche. Good, bad or ugly.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neat thread idea, Scott - and wonderful coins.


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Feel free to post your coins with Tyche.


Tyche played a prominent role in the reverses of Parthian tets from the 1st century BC through the fall of the empire in the early 3rd century BC. The depictions of her presenting the king with either a palm branch or diadem serve to legitimize the king's claim to power. Early on her crown is more obviously turreted; later it just looks like a fancy crown.

Here are a few of mine with better renditions of Tyche on their reverses. I'll present them in chronological order, but I suspect you could figure out the chronology based on the stylistic change over time, from Greek naturalism (well, sort of) to the more eastern style.


Orodes II, 57-38 BC


Vardanes II, struck 56 AD


Vologases III, struck 123/4 AD


Vologases III, struck 123/4 AD


Vologases III, struck 126/7 AD


Vologases IV, struck October 155 AD
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 Posted 03/24/2020  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent thread, Very nice coins from you and Bob. Here is one of mine.




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 Posted 03/24/2020  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Here is one of mine.


Excellent rendition of Tyche, Ron.
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Thanks Bob.
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 Posted 03/24/2020  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are really great Bob.

I didn't realize tyche was that prominent in Parthian culture.



Seems like Phoenicia took care to present Tyche well.

Nice coin Ron, that's the kind of portrait I've been looking for.
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Here is another one from my collection.





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 Posted 03/24/2020  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to have a Tyche thread--and you guys have some pretty amazing examples. Here is a Vologases IV Tet that can serve as a slightly later example to Bob's post:


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