Coin of Koinon of Ionia with bust of Antoninus Pius, struck under M. Claudius Fronto

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 139–144


Mint: Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 mm. Weight: 59.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1977.604

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hades in quadriga to right, carrying off Persephone.
Small Eros above horses’ heads. Vase beneath horses.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 380); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour