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Coin of Cyzicus with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right, seen from the back. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Demeter, cloak swirling behind her, marches right, holding out two torches. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 377); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction; accessioned September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–169

Mint

Cyzicus, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 24.09 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

64.1449

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins