Coin of Philippopolis with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 138–161


Mint: Thrace, Philippopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 22.14 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2003.65

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Two nude heroic warriors clasping right hands, the one at left holding a spear in his left hand while the one at the right has a shield.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 2003: with Classical Numismatic Group, P. O. Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608 (auction Triton VI, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., New York, January 14-15, 2003, lot 556: said to be from Tom Cederlind sale 109, 25 September 1997, lot 854); purchased at Classical Numismatic Group auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., February 26, 2003

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour