Coin of Tralles with bust of Antoninus Pius, struck under Poplius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 139–144

Mint: Asia: Lydia, Tralles


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.43 gm. Die Axis: 11

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Dionysos and Apollo right in car pulled by pantheress and goat. Dionysos holds thyrsos and Apollo plays lyre. Silenus rides on goat.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2918 [as ex Grantley Collection]); by date unknown; Jonathan H. Kagan Collection; gift of Jonathan H. Kagan to MFA, November 26, 1986

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Gift of Jonathan H. Kagan