Didrachm of Caesarea with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 161

Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, with nude figure on summit holding globe in right hand, sceptre in left. Trees, a bird (?), and animals appear below.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 393 [as ex Lugano sale, 1927, lot 2432]); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour