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Coin of Perga with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Lucius Verus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Distyle temple with fluted Ionic columns, eagle in pediment, containing simulacrum of Pergaean Artemis in center, on each side of which, sphinx on pedestal. Inscription in Greek around. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1961: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 875- (this is the total price for 61.1130–61.1135)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–169

Mint

Perga, Pamphylia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 25.54 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1133

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins