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Ancients: Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-161). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 23.64 gm, 12h). ...

2013 April 18-19 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #3024

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Auction Ended On: Apr 19, 2013
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Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5440 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

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Magnificent Sestertius of the Young Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (AD 139-161). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 23.64 gm, 12h).  Rome, AD 140-144. AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII F COS, bare head of Aurelius right / PIETAS AVG, emblems of the Pontificate: knife, aspergillum (sprinkler), capis, lituus and simpulum. RIC (Pius) 1234. A truly remarkable coin, with a spectacular portrait in high relief, perfect surfaces, and a rich deep green patina. Choice Extremely Fine.

From the Luc Gerard Collection. Ex Gil Steinberg Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica-Spink Taisei, 16 November 1994), lot 462.

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