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Coin of Miletus with busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, struck under Aelius Themistocles

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius at left facing laureate bust of Lucius Verus right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within temple facade of four columns, Apollo (?) standing. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see Media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1984: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1104, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Buy or Bid Sale, No. 1, April 16, 1984, lot 85); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., June 13, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–169

Mint

Miletus, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.93 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.244

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins