User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Topirus with bust of Antoninus Pius, struck under Fab. Agrippinus

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius right. Countermarked with a monogram. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles, nude, seated left on rock, holding club downwards in right hand. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and countermark)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Topirus, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.429

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins