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Coin of Synaus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Menander

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Apollo stands right on tiptoe, bow in outstretched left hand, right arm behind ear from holding arrow which he has just shot. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media...

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By 1972: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 13, 1972

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Synaus, Asia: Phrygia


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 19.68 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins