Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 158–159


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 26.23 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

35.236

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right.
AVRELIVS CAESAVGPIIF
Reverse: Virtus, in helmet, standing right and placing left foot on helmet; carries spear and parazonium.
[TR]POTXIII COSII in field: S C

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)