Sestertius with bust of Divus Lucius Verus, struck under Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 169


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 34.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.612

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Divus Lucius Verus, right.
DIVVS VERVS
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to left, perched on globe.
CONSECRATIO In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 216, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 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