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

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius. DIVVS ANTONINVS Reverse: Funeral pyre in four tiers, topped by frontal quadriga. Bottom tier draped with cloth and swags; second and third tiers have arcades containing statues; top tier draped with cloth and flanked by torches. CONSE CRATIO In ex.: SC


By date unknown: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., 444 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877; September 17, 1997: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 161



Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 107.


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 22.64 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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