Aureus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 145–147


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.28 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

68.454

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, trace of drapery on neck.
AVRELIVSCAES ARAVGPIIFCOSII
Reverse: Hilaritas stands, head left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
HILA RI T AS

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour