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Trial piece for a medallion with facing busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius facing draped, cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus. No legend. Reverse: Plain.

Provenance

Known since the 17th century in a Dal Pozzo-Albani drawing at Windsor Castle; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3, auction of a collection largely formed by Prince W. toward the end of the 18th century, March 4-5, 1935, lot 555); by date unknown: Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection; by 1969: with The Hans M. F. Schulman Gallery, 25 West 45th Street, New York 10017 (auction of the Mabbott Collection, part 2, October 29, 1969, lot 4794); by 1974: with Alex G. Malloy, P.O. Box 38, So. Salem, New York 10590; purchased by MFA from Alex G. Malloy, April 10, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 48.5 mm.

Accession Number

1974.173

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics