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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right. IMPCAESMAVREL ANTONINVSAVGPM Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing togate, clasping right hands. CONCORDAVGVSTORTRPXVI COSIII (in exergue) S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1941: with Stacks, 123 West 57th Street, New York; 1941: acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Stacks; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–162

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 25.07 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1986.893

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins