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Coin of Koinon of Ionia with bust of Antoninus Pius, struck under M. Claudius Fronto

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hades in quadriga to right, carrying off Persephone. Small Eros above horses' heads. Vase beneath horses. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 380); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 139–144

Mint

Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 59.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1977.604

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins