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Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Mt. Argaeus. On summit, standing figure holding sceptre in left hand, globe in right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins