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Coin of Koinon of Cyprus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2974 [as ex Campion Collection, 1937, lot 164, partial]); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 147–161

Mint

Cyprus

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 25.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1417

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins