Coin of Neapolis with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Palestine, Neapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.298

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Gerizim, on which stands temple with altar behind. Below, in front, a long colonnade. Stairway leads up from entrance, flanked by shrines. Another curving roadway at right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 25, November 17, 1962, lot 540); by 1964: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 11, 1964: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour