Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Reverse: Alexander III resting against his shield, under a plane tree, wit...

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Smyrna
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Marcus Aurelius
Actual Weight: 26.00 g.
Die Axis: 12
Date: exact 161 AD - exact 180 AD
Dimensions: 35.5 mm.
Region: Ionia
Period: Antonine

Obverse Type: While Alexander III (Alexander the Great) reclines to the left, resting against his shield, sleeping under a plane tree, in the background, to the left, stand two draped female figures, the Nemeseis (personifications of Retribution), talking with each other.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: BMC Ionia, 279, no. 346 (variable spelling of magistrate); Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung von Aulock, vol. 17, no. 8002