Coin of Gadara with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–169


Mint: Arabia: Decapolis, Gadara

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 11.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.301

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Lucius Verus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tetrastyle temple within which seated figure of Zeus left. He holds sceptre in left hand.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, in pediment, at right, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 28, no. 24); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour