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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.2.200
People
Marcus Aurelius, Roman (r. 161 - 180 CE)
Title
Coin of Neapolis under Marcus Aurelius
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
159-160 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Neapolis (Palestine)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Provincial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/322392
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11 g
2.5 cm (1 in.)
Die Axis
12
Date on Object
88
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AYRHLIOC KAICAR EYCEB CEB YIOC
  • Reverse Inscription: FL NEAC POLEWC CYRIAC PAL ET PH
Provenance
Baidum
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Meshorer, ACNAC 8, 34
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund and purchase through the generosity of the Estate of Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.2.200
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: head of Marcus Aurelius, r., bareheaded, around Greek inscription
Rev.: Zeus Heliopolites standing facing, flanked by foreparts of two bulls, holding in raised r. hand a whip and in extended l. two ears of grain, around Greek inscription, in field date

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