Coin of Amasea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 162


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 20.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.211

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Ares, helmeted and cuirassed, holds spear in right hand, shield in left,
standing at left. At right, Aphrodite standing.
In exergue: Greek letters for year 164 = A.D. 162.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 102); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour