Medallion with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 165


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 48.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.399

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
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Reverse: Under tree at left, female figure standing right, resting right hand on table holding vase, laurel garland, and statuette of Salus around which coiled snake extends its head to feed off her left hand. Raven on crossbar of table.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 316, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877; December 16, 1998: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour and Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury, Gift of Henry H. Fay, by exchange