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Coin of Pergamum with head of Antoninus Pius, struck under Quartus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Asklepios with serpent staff lowered in right hand, standing to left. Athena to right crowns him with wreath in her raised right hand. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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 2873); 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. 144–158

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 27.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1048

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins