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Coin of Ephesus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Jupiter Pluvius seated right, throne on rock; he holds thunderbolt in left hand and with right pours rain on mountain-god Pion, recumbent at lower right. At lower left, kneeling female figure with...

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Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 192); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 138–161

Mint

Ephesus, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 31.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.422

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins