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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. MAVRELANTONINVSAVG ARMPARTHMAX Reverse: Victory standing, palm in right hand, left supporting round shield on trunk of palm tree. TRP O TXX IMPIIIICOSIII left and right in field: S C on shield: VIC / PAR


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, lot 200, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 165–166




Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 25.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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