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Coin of Cyrenaica with head of Drusus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Drusus right. In front simpulum; behind lituus. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Bare heads, face to face, of Tiberius on left and Germanicus. Inscriptions in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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, about A.D. 23

Mint

Cyrenaica

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.452

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins