Coin of Anazarbus with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 163–164


Mint: Cilicia, Anazarbus

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.28 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.2955

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena standing, head left, holds spear beside shield with left hand, and extends right hand over lighted altar. Nike bearing wreath stands on right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek in field left, right, and around.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour