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Coin of Perga with bust of Tacitus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and at right. Reverse: Image of Pergaean Artemis within tetrastyle temple. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 7910 Woodmont Avenue, no. 1104, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; April 22, 1987: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 275–276


Perga, Asia Minor: Pamphylia

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 043.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 20.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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