Coin of Pergamon with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under P. Claudius Aristeus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–180


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 21.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1245

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Satyr seated left, dancing the infant Dionysos on his foot.
Staff below.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 18, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour