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Lot # 185 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$1700 / Price Realized: US$1100
Marcus Aurelius. As
Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. As, 10.71g. (11h). Rome, 177 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG - GERM SARM TR P XXXI Head laureate right. Rx: FELICITATI / AVG P P in two lines in field, IMP VIII above, COS III in exergue, S - C left and right, Galley right with three oarsmen and Neptune standing under arch in stern. Commemorates the emperor's survival of near shipwreck during his journey from the East to Rome in fall 176 AD. BM 1621 var. Cohen 191 (4 Fr.). RIC 1195. Flawless surfaces. Green patination. EF. A truly exceptional middle bronze.

Ex Kunker 280, 26 September 2016, lot 643; ex NFA X, 17-18 September 1981, lot 352; ex Ars Classica XI, 19-20 June 1925, Collection H.C. Levis, lot 607.
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