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Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, draped, right, head bare. AVRELIVSCAESAR AVGPIIF Reverse: Mars, naked except for cloak behind him, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left. TRPOTXIIII COS I[I] S C left and right, in field

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 159–160

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 28.64 gm.

Accession Number

13.700

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins