Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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Date:

167 (December)/168 (December), issued by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius, right, draped at left shoulder; laureate and bearded
Inscribed: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
(M[arcus Aurelius] Antoninus was not only Aug[ustus] but also Arm[eniacus] Parth[icus] Max[imus]—the great victor of Armenia and Parthia.)

Reverse: Victory walks left, wreath in right, palm branch in left
Inscribed: TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III

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Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Origin

Italy

Date

167 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX Rev: TRP XXII IMP IIII COS III

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.26 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4298

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