Aureus with head of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 161


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.25 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

54.656

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, bearded, right.
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Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing, facing each other with clasped hands; one holds roll.
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Provenance

By date unknown: with Gerhard Hirsch, Weinstrasse 4/V, Munich (Gerhard Hirsch auction, April 27, 1954, lot 520); June 10, 1954: purchased by MFA from Gerhard Hirsch for $ 125.15

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour