Medallion with busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 161–165


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 44.5 mm. Weight: 87.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.589

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Busts of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus laureate, draped, cuirassed, confronted.
[IMP ANTONINVS] AVG COS III IMP VERVS AVG COS II
Reverse: In center Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus stand supporting Victory on their clasped hands. Below, a seated prisoner. At left three soldiers, at right two.
VICTORIA AVGG (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: A. H. Baldwin Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III