Coin of Perga with bust of Tacitus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 275–276


Mint: Asia Minor: Pamphylia, Perga

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 20.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1987.227

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and at right.
Reverse: Image of Pergaean Artemis within tetrastyle temple.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 7910 Woodmont Avenue, no. 1104, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; April 22, 1987: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour