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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.265
People
Lucius Verus, Roman (r. 161-169 CE)
Title
Coin of Corinth under Lucius Verus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
161-169
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Corinth (Corinthia)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146513
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.57 g
Die Axis
6
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: [IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG]
  • Reverse Inscription: [C L I COR]
Provenance
These coins were collected by Basil Dimitriadi from many different sources and dealers over a period of decades. They have long been in Switzerland.
Lanz 105, 26 November 2001, lot. 759
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RPC IV 5171 (temp no); BCD Korinth 759
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
2001.265
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Lucius Verus, r.
Reverse: Detail of Peirene Fountain with Statue of Skylla with fishtail and two dog-foreparts kneeling on base; r. arm raised to throw stone and l. arm extended; basin to r.

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