Lot 470. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, A.D. 139-161. Æ sestertius. Rome, under Antoninus Pius, A.D. 153/4.
Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, A.D. 139-161. Æ sestertius (31 mm, 22.37 g, 12 h). Rome, under Antoninus Pius, A.D. 153/4. [AVREL]IVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL, Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius right / TR POT VIII COS II. S C in exergue, Minerva seated right, holding inverted spear and resting hand on shield at side. RIC 1315; BMC 1959. Brown and green patina with some light sandy deposits. Very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection. Ex Roma E27 (28 May 2016), 558.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.