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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


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 170–171




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

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The Ancient World


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