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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Herakles leaning on club. (Inscription in Greek)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 102); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.240

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins