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Coin of Antioch-ad-Maeandrum with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Zeus enthroned to right extending Nike to Tyche standing at right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2900); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for £ 1,056/13/0 (this is the total cost for 61.187-61.194 including commission).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 160

Mint

Antioch-ad-Maeandrum, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.194

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins