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Drachm of Amisus with bust of Sabina

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Obverse: Bust of Sabina, draped, wearing stephane, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Aphrodite crouching right, head turned left, holds mirror in right hand. (Inscription in Greek) (year 169 = A.D.136).

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (auction of the Arthur M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 400, partial); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 137–138

Mint

Amisus, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.1497

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins