Medallion with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 174–175


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 030.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 44.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.964

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left.
MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXIX
Reverse: Apollo seated front on a high-backed chair, holding lyre in left hand, plectrum in right; at left against chair, bow and arrow.
IMPVII COSIII

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, Milan, 1957, p. 264, pl. 98, no. 313); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for
$ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour