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Coin of Tarsus with busts of Annius Verus and Commodus

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Obverse: Draped busts of Annius Verus and Commodus, bareheaded, confronted. Between them, caduceus and club. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Decastyle temple, with eagle in pediment. Inscriptions in Greek in pediment, architrave, and field, left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6984); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 166–169

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.304

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins