Aureus with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.5040

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, to the left;
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: head of Marcus Aurelius, to the right;
AVRELIVSCAESAR AVGPIIFCOS

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers