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Medallion with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left. MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXIX Reverse: Apollo seated front on a high-backed chair, holding lyre in left hand, plectrum in right; at left against chair, bow and arrow. IMPVII COSIII


By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, Milan, 1957, p. 264, pl. 98, no. 313); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for $ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 174–175



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 030.


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 44.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions