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Aureus with head of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, to the left; ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Reverse: head of Marcus Aurelius, to the right; AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS


By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans (1851-1941) Collection, United Kingdom; by 1909: with Rollin and Feuardent, Paris (Auction [Collection J.E. Monnaies romaines en or], Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 26-27, 1909, lot 125); by 1912: Arthur Bally-Herzog (1849-1912) Collection, Switzerland and by descent; by 2003: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 93 [Sammlung Arthur Bally-Herzog], December 16, 2003, lot 165); 2003/4: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; 2009: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA, December 16, 2009

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Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 140




Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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