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Coin of Amasea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, togate, clasping hands and holding scrolls. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–180

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.84 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1121

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins