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Sestertius with head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, struck under Commodus

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Obverse: Head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, bare, right. DIVVS.M.AN TONINVSPIVS Reverse: Funeral pyre in four tiers, surmounted by Marcus in facing quadriga on top. CONSECRATIO S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 180

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.35 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

60.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins