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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus seated to left holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–162

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 17.54 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.2907

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins