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Coin of Sinope with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. (M?)AYPANTON INOAV(GP?) Reverse: Bull's head on a human leg before a garlanded altar at the right. CIFSANCC IIII (year 204 of era starting 45 B.C. = A.D. 159)

Provenance

By October 2000: with Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Münzhandlung, Bornwiesenweg 34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (auction 366, October 25, 2000, lot 545); purchased by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 on behalf of MFA; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group Inc., December 13, 2000

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 159 (?)

Mint

Sinope, Paphlagonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2000.983

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins