Coin of Tripolis with bust of Faustina II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–175


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tripolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.311

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Faustina Jr. right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: River-god Maeander reclining left, holds reed in right hand, cornucopia in left, himation over lower body. At right, vase from which water flows.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 7019); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour