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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).


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Amisus, Pontus


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

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The Ancient World


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