Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 161


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.27 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1998.494

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, drapery on his shoulder.
AVRELIVS CAESARAVGPIIF
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga left.
TRPOTXV COSIII in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; August 1959: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Spink & Son, Ltd.; 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