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Aureus with head of Aelius Verus, struck under Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of L. Aelius, bare, right. L AELIVS CAESAR Reverse: Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and resting left on cornucopiae. TRIBPOT COS II CONCORD (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (auction, June 13, 1952, lot 178); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $77.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 137

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1017

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins