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Aureus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, right. IMPTAELCAESHAD RIANTONINVS Reverse: Pietas stands right, right hand above garlanded altar, left hand holding box. AVGPIVSPMTR PCOSDESII

Provenance

Said to come from a hoard in the possession of Jacob Hirsch in the 1930s; by 1954: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, March 12, 1975 (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, April 13, 1977)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 138

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1975.278

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins