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Coin of Saitta with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Fl. Herculanus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mên stands, head left, holding sceptre in left hand, pinecone in right. Crescent behind shoulders. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: 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

Saitta, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 27.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.1272

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins