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Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Pergamum with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Laodikeos to right and Asklepios, head to left, facing, with their usual attributes. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 264); 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. 161–180

Mint

Laodicea and Pergamum (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 23.24 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.245

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins