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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, drapery on his shoulder. AVRELIVS CAESARAVGPIIF Reverse: Emperor in quadriga left. TRPOTXV COSIII, in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; August 1959: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Spink & Son, Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.27 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1998.494

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins