Drachm of Amisus with bust of Sabina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 137–138


Mint: Pontus, Amisus

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.1497

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Sabina, draped, wearing stephane, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Aphrodite crouching right, head turned left, holds mirror in right hand.
Inscription in Greek. (year 169 = A.D.136).

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (auction of the Arthur M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 400, partial); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour