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Aureus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right. AVRELIVSCAE SARAVGPIIF Reverse: Fides stands right, holding two corn ears in right hand, dish of fruit on raised left. TRPOTIII COSII


By 1956: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 388); by 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5 CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (auction 41, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 24-25, 1969, lot 231); purchased on behalf of the MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 148–149




Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

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