Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 145


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 25.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.610

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, drapery on both shoulders.
AVRELIVSCAESAR AVGPIIFCOSII
Reverse: Hilaritas standing, head left, palm in right hand, cornucopia in left.
HIL A RITAS in field: S C

Provenance

by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1523, partial); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin; September 1952; purchaed from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III: gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule