Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 173


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 20.83 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

54.569

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, bearded, draped, with laurel wreath.
MANTONINVS AVGTRPXXVII
Reverse: Temple facade with four steps, four Egyptian caryatids, and semi-circular pediment with tortoise, cock, ram, caduceus, winged helmet, and purse;
inside, statue of Mercury.
IMPVI COSIII RELIGAVG (below) S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1930: with Ars Classica (Naville), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1639); by 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 305); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 110.91 and accessioned May 13, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour