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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. MANTONINVSAVG GERMSARMTRPXXXI Reverse: Liberalitas stands, head left, cornucopia in left hand, abacus in right. LIBERALITASAVG .VII .IMPVIIICOSIIIPP S C (in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949); by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 176–177

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 25.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.2133

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins