Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 165–166


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 21.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.495

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius to right.
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Reverse: Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus seated on platform with officer and attendant holding abacus. Citizen mounts steps at left.
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Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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