Coin of Synaus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Menander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 161–180


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Synaus

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 19.68 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1972.861

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: Apollo stands right on tiptoe, bow in outstretched left hand, right arm behind ear from holding arrow which he has just shot.
Inscription in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

By 1972: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour