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Coin of Philippopolis with head of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Two nude heroic warriors clasping right hands, the one at left holding a spear in his left hand while the one at the right has a shield. Inscription in Greek.


By 2003: with Classical Numismatic Group, P. O. Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (auction Triton VI, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., New York, January 14-15, 2003, lot 556: said to be from Tom Cederlind sale 109, 25 September 1997, lot 854); purchased at Classical Numismatic Group auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., February 26, 2003

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Philippopolis, Thrace


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 22.14 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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