Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 151–152


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 23.22 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.931

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, right.
AVRELIVSCAESARAN TONINIAVGPIIFIL
Reverse: Virtus, helmeted, wearing military dress, stands to left, holding spear in left hand, parazonium in right. Left foot on helmet.
TRPOT VI COSII VIR TVS (left and right in field, above)
S C (left and right in field below)

Provenance

By 1962: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; October 10, 1962: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for $ 140-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour