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Medallion with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Youthful bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. AVRELIVSCAE SARAVGPIIF Reverse: Marcus Aurelius on horseback to right, holding a staff with an eagle on top in his right hand.

Provenance

By 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 139–144

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 029.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.79 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1068

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions