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Coin of Rhodes with head of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Radiate head of Helios right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rhodes, Asia: Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.792

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins