Aureus with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 148–149


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

69.1055

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right.
AVRELIVSCAE SARAVGPIIF
Reverse: Fides stands right, holding two corn ears in right hand, dish of fruit on raised left.
TRPOTIII COSII

Provenance

By 1956: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 388); by 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5 CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (auction 41, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 24-25, 1969, lot 231); purchased on behalf of the MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour