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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. IMPCAESMAVREL ANTONINVSAVGPM Reverse: Salus stands, scepter in left hand, patera in right hand, feeding snake coiled around altar. SALVTIAVGVSTORTRPXVII in exergue: COSIII in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1531, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 162–163

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 25.99 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1982.609

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins