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Coin of Sardis with bust of Vespasian, struck under T. Flavius Eisigonus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Vespasian to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hades carrying off Persephone in quadriga right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 69–79

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.08 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1215

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins