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Sestertius with bust of Divus Antoninus Pius, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Divus Antoninus Pius. DIVVS ANTONINVS Reverse: Emperor standing on column holding sceptre in left hand, eagle with wreath in beak in right hand. S C (in field left and right) DIVO PIO (around)


By date unknown: George Bauer Collection; by 1963: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of George Bauer Collection, January 23, 1963, lot 1265); purchased by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 at Glendining & Co. auction, January 23, 1963; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., March 20, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 161




Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 22.37 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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