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Aureus with head of Marc Antony

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Obverse: head of Marc Antony, right; behind, lituus. M.ANTONIVS.IMP.III.VIR.R.P.C. Reverse: Pietas standing left, holding lighted censer in right hand and cornucopiae, on which two storks perch, in left. PIETAS COS

Provenance

By 1959: with Munzen und Medaillen AG. (Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, Vente Publique 19, no. 158 [citing Bourgey sale 6, 1912, coll. Dr. N, no. 150]); by June 1971: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York 10019 (Stack's auction, June 14, 1971, lot 8); purchased by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; June 7, 1972: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 41 B.C.

Mint

Ephesus (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1972.390

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins