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Art of the Ancient World: July 2009–June 2010


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Aureus with bust of Aelius Verus

A.D. 137
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm. Die Axis: 6
Gold

Classification: Numismatics

Culture: Roman

Mint: Rome

Period: Imperial Period

Accession number: 2009.5039

Location: Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins

Description: Obverse: head of Aelius Verus, to the right; L AELIVS CAESAR Reverse: Concordia seated on throne, to the left, holding patera in right hand and resting left elbow on cornucopia; TRIB POT COS II; in exergue: CONCORD

Provenance/Ownership History: By date unknown: with Leu Numismatics; 2001: purchased from Leu by Michael C. Ruettgers; 2009: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA. (Accession Date: December 16, 2009)

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers