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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, bearded, draped, with laurel wreath. MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXVII Reverse: Temple facade with four steps, four Egyptian caryatids, and semi-circular pediment with tortoise, cock, ram, caduceus, winged helmet, and purse; inside, statue of Mercury. IMPVI ...

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By 1930: with Ars Classica (Naville), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1639); by 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 305); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 110.91 and accessioned May 13, 1954

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 173




Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 20.83 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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