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Coin of Ephesus with busts of Poppaea and Nero, struck under M. Acilius Aviola

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Poppaea at left facing laureate bust of Nero at right. Inscriptions in Greek, above, below, at left and at right. Reverse: Draped, turreted bust of Roma to right. Below, bee to right. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 65–66


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 9.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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