Provincial mints were essentially autonomous bureaucracies that were free to strike their own coins. For this reason, each province would usually honor the emperor on the obverse and print its own individual iconography on the reverse. The following coins are some examples of those produced in various provinces during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.
The quintessential coin from Antioch features the Roman eagle standing atop a strip of animal meat or a thunderbolt. Portraits are of Marcus Aurelius or his son Commodus as a youth. Though not on this particular coin, tribunicia potestas was usually included on this motif of coin making it possible to date this series accurately. Often in lieu of IMP, Sebastos was used and became synonymous with emperor.