Marcus Aurelius, as Augustus (AD 161-180). AE sestertius (...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Temple of Mercury
Marcus Aurelius, as Augustus (AD 161-180). AE sestertius (31mm,
21.43 gm, 11h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 3/5, Fine Style, lt.
smoothing. Rome, AD 172-173. M ANTONINVS-AVG TR P XXVII,
laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right / IMP VI-COS III /
RELIG•AVG, front view of temple with four herm columns on podium of
four steps; statue of Mercury standing facing on pedestal in
center, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left, in
tympanum: turtle, rooster, ram, caduceus, winged helmet and purse,
S-C across fields. RIC III 1075.
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