User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Augusta with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, drapery on left shoulder Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Within laurel wreath Nike to left holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. Inscription in Greek around within wreath. Year 142. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1973: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Liste 333, April 1972, no. 44); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 162–163

Mint

Augusta, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 30.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.222

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins