Aureus with head of Aelius Verus, struck under Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 137


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

52.1017

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of L. Aelius, bare, right.
L AELIVS CAESAR
Reverse: Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and resting left on cornucopiae.
TRIBPOT COSII CONCORD (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (auction, June 13, 1952, lot 178); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $77.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour