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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. MAVRELAN[TONI]NVSAVG ARMENIACVSPM Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus seated on platform with officer and attendant holding abacus. Citizen mounts steps at left. CONGAVGIIITRPOTXX[IMPIII]COSIII, in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 165–166

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 21.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.495

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins