Coin of Nicaea with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.299

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mên in Phrygian cap, riding right with Nike and wreath, on a human-footed horse. Snake to the right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 548); by 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6813); 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