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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right. AVRELIVS CAESAVGPIIF Reverse: Virtus, in helmet, standing right and placing left foot on helmet; carries spear and parazonium. [TR]POTXIII COSII in field: S C

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 158–159

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 26.23 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

35.236

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins