Coin of Erythrae with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Cl. Secundus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–147

Mint: Asia: Ionia, Erythrae


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 20.28 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hercules stands within tetrastyle temple, holding club in right hand,
short spear in left.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.


Date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 2 of the Walter Niggeler Collection, October 21-22, lot 620); by 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., December 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour