Coin of Nicaea with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.240

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles leaning on club.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, Dec. 9, 1982, lot 102); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour