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Coin of Amasea with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ares stands at left, cuirassed, spear in right hand, shield in left. At right Aphrodite stands, nude. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 327); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 162


Amasea, Pontus


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 27.08 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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