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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. Reverse: Ares, helmeted and cuirassed, holds spear in right hand, shield in left, standing at left. At right, Aphrodite standing. In exergue: Greek letters for year 164 = A.D. 162. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 102); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 162

Mint

Amasea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 20.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.211

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins