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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of the emperor to right. IMPMANTONINVS AVGTR XXV Reverse: Within oak wreath: PRIMI / DECEN / NALES / COSIII / SC

Provenance

About 1950: with Spink and Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London SW1, England; about 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Spink & Son, Ltd. (said to be from GI. 21.x.49, Lot 14); gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 170–171

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 31.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1978.43

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins