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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. Reverse: Demos seated left, himation over left arm and lower body, holding wreath in right hand. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 20.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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