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Coin of Ancyra with bust of Faustina II

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Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina II to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ephesian Artemis facing front. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

Said to be Lord Grantley collection, lot 2315; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining and Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction 12 of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, Feb. 21-23, 1961, lot 3058); purchased at the Lockett auction by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 147–175

Mint

Ancyra, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.892

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins