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Coin of Derbe with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Lucius Verus to left. In field left and right: Greek letter. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing towards right holds club in right hand and apples of Hesperides in left. Lion's skin over left arm. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 147); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–169

Mint

Derbe, Lycaonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.916

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins