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Coin of Blaundus with bust of Vespasian, struck under Ti. Claudius Phoenix

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian right. Inscription in Greek around, right to left. Reverse: Apollo Kitharoedos, in long chiton, standing right, holds lyre, on top of column, with left hand. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 69–79

Mint

Blaundus, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.387

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins