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Coin of Lepcis Magna with bust of Augustus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Augustus to right. DIVOSAVGV STVS Reverse: Dionysos standing left, wearing long chiton and ivy-wreath. He holds in right hand a kantharos, drapery and thyrsos in left. Panther to left, behind him, left forepaw raised and head turned back.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3020); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 14–37

Mint

Lepcis Magna, Africa: Syrtica

Dimensions

Diameter: 43.5 mm. Weight: 33.73 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

61.1066

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins