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Coin of Capitolias with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Astarte stands left in hexastyle temple, scepter in left hand, head (?) on right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 25, 1975: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 9, 1975

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 167–168

Mint

Capitolias, Arabia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.45 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.304

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins