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Antoninianus with bust of Aurelian

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Obverse: Radiate, cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right. IMPCAVRELIANVSAVG Reverse: Sol standing, globe in left hand, right hand raised, right foot on seated captive. At left and right, seated captive, hands bound behind them. Star in field at left. SOLI I NVICTO in ex.: TXXT


By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne auction, The Carlyle, 983 Madison Avenue, New York, December 9, 1983, lot 346); purchased by MFA at the December 9 auction and accessioned January 18, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 274–275




Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 3.54 gm. Die Axis: 5

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