Sestertius with bust of Marcus Aurelius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 165–166


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 25.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.611

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right.
MAVRELANTONINVSAVG ARMPARTHMAX
Reverse: Victory standing, palm in right hand, left supporting round shield on trunk of palm tree.
TRP O TXX IMPIIIICOSIII
left and right in field: S C on shield: VIC / PAR

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 200, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule