Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Pergamum with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 169–176

Mint: Asia: Phrygia and Mysia, Laodicea and Pergamum (Alliance)


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.03 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus of Laodiceia stands at left, eagle on right hand, scepter in left, facing toward Asklepios of Pergamon who holds serpent-entwined staff.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


1888: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (acquired from Dr. Merzbacher, Munich, 1888); 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 2, no. 7154); by date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925: with Naville & Cie, 6 & 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 18-20, 1925, lot 671: as Commodus, Ephesus and Sardis); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Niggeler collection, part 2, Malzgasse 25, Basel, October 21-22, lot 640: as ex Glendining 1951 Abbott 418); by 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen, Auktion 41, June 18-19, 1970, lot 480); September 16, 1970: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour