Coin of Derbe with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 164–169


Mint: Lycaonia, Derbe

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 10.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.916

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Lucius Verus to left.
In field left and right: Greek letter. Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Herakles standing towards right holds club in right hand and apples of Hesperides in left. Lion’s skin over left arm.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 147); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour