Marcus Aurelius, (161-180 A.D.), AE sestertius, (25.81 g) issued A.D. 163, obv. IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, radiate head of Marcus Aurelius to right, rev. SALVTI AV]GVSTOR TR P XVII, COS III in exergue, S - C across flan, Salus, draped, standing front, head left, feeding out of patera in right hand snake coiled round altar and holding sceptre, vertical, in left hand, in exergue, COS III, (cf.S.4999, BMCRE 1038, C. 564, RIC, 843). Deep green patina, good very fine - nearly extremely fine and scarce in this condition.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Triton XVI, lot 1093 with tickets.