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ID:     73000702
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CORINTH
City:     Corinth
Issuer:     Marcus Aurelius
Date Ruled:     AD 161-180
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE 27
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     161-180
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     12.65 g
Die Axis:     3 h
Obverse Legend:     M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse Description:     The Acrocorinth: Temple of Aphrodite on precipitous hill, two shrines and tree at base
Primary Reference:     BCD Corinth 71 (placement of reverse legend)
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Reference3:     SNG Hunterian 465 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, red-brown patina, light smoothing
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 702 Rare and an exceptional architectural type. Ex K√únker 111 (18 March 2006), lot 6802.Sacked by the consul Lucius Mummius in 146 BC, Corinth was refounded by Julius Caesar as a Roman colony in 44 BC, shortly before his assassination. The most significant feature of the city was its acropolis, known as the Acrocorinth, a formidable natural fortress that dominated the southern Isthmus of Corinth, thus controlling the only land route into the Peloponnesus.