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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, with nude figure on summit holding globe in right hand, sceptre in left. Trees, a bird (?), and animals appear below. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 393 [as ex Lugano sale, 1927, lot 2432]); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 161


Caesarea, Cappadocia


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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