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Coin of Peltae with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed (?) bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena stands, facing, head left, shield over left arm, spear in raised left hand, olive branch in lowered right hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (Special List, June 15, 1984, no. 22); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Peltae, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.76 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.429

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins