Diobol of Alexandria with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 175–176


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 8.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1357

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Lion walking to left.
LIS above (Year = 16).

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse