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Coin ID #8616

Ionian League (AD 139-144) AE 41 - Antoninus Pius

League of Thirteen Cities. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE41 - Medallion (52.38g, 12h). Marcus Claudius Fronto, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. AV KAI TI AI AΔPIANOC ANTΩNЄINOC ЄV, laureate and draped bust left / KOINON IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN [ΠPO M KΛ ΦPONTΩN] ACIAPX KAI APX IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN, the Abduction of Persphone: Hades, with billowing chlamys, in quadriga driven right by Eros above, holding scepter in left hand and carrying away Persephone; fallen flower basket below horses. VF, red and dark grayish-green patina, edge crack, minor roughness. Extremely rare.

File information
City/Mint name:Ionia Uncertain
Keywords:roman / bronze
References:J.U. Gillespie, “KOINON IΓ ΠOΛEΩN: A study of the coinage of the Ionian League,” RBN (1956), pp. 31-53, 1-5 (same dies); BMC 1 (same dies); SNG von Aulock 7812 (same dies)
Valuation:CNG Triton XV (1/2012), lot 1384 ($3500 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:95 KiB
Date added:Feb 27, 2012
Dimensions:800 x 403 pixels
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