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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. MAVRELANTONINVSAVG ARMENIACVSPM Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding stick in right hand and sceptre in left; at her feet, globe. TRPOTXXIMPIIICOSIII in field left and right: S C

Provenance

By 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 165–166

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.25 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

34.1417

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins