Coin of Perga with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–169


Mint: Pamphylia, Perga

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 25.54 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1133

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: Distyle temple with fluted Ionic columns, eagle in pediment, containing simulacrum of Pergaean Artemis in center, on each side of which, sphinx on pedestal.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1961: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 875- (this is the total price for 61.1130–61.1135)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour