Coin of Amasea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–180


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.84 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

61.1121

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, togate, clasping hands and holding scrolls.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour