Sestertius with head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, struck under Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 180


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.35 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

60.142

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Divus Marcus Aurelius, bare, right.
DIVVS.M.AN TONINVSPIVS
Reverse: Funeral pyre in four tiers, surmounted by Marcus in facing quadriga on top.
CONSECRATIO S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour