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Coin of Anazarbus with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Lucius Verus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: River-god Pyramos reclines left holding reed in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscriptions in Greek below river-god = year 182 and around. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 163–164

Mint

Anazarbus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 7.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2610

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins