Coin of Eumenea with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Eumenea

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1983.174

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right, aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Pantheress and goat pull car to left carrying Apollo playing lyre and Dionysos with thyrsos over right shoulder. Eros playing double flute is seated on goat.
Inscription in Greek at left and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York, N. Y., December 9, 1982, lot 349); by 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 13, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour