Coin of Amasea with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 162


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 27.08 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.430

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Ares stands at left, cuirassed, spear in right hand, shield in left.
At right Aphrodite stands, nude.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, auction 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 327); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 16, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour