Coin of Ilion with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–169


Mint: Asia Minor: Troas, Ilion

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 25.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1983.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Aeneas walking right, Anchises seated on left shoulder and arm, looking back and leading Ascanius by the hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., December 9, 1982, lot 172); purchased at Waddell auction 1 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; January 12, 1983: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour