Coin of Nicaea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–162


Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 17.54 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.2907

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour