Aureus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius
about A.D. 145–147
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.28 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, trace of drapery on neck.
Reverse: Hilaritas stands, head left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
HILA RI T AS
By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 120); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour