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Coin of Docimeum with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cybele, turreted, holding tympanum and sceptre, rides on lion right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. Silver on obverse. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Docimeum, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 18.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1179

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins