Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.31 g, 12 h), Rome, 157-158. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. TR POT XII COS II Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding patera in his right hand and lyre in his left. BMC 917. Calicó 1960. Cohen -. Mazzini pl. CV, 723 v.* (this coin). RIC 474a. A beautiful piece with a superb portrait and an excellent pedigree. Extremely fine.
From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Hess-Leu 22, 4-5 April 1963, 192, Münzen & Medaillen AG XXI, 19 March 1960, 55 (with an erroneous further provenance), from the collections of Ing. G. Mazzini (1883-1961) and Prof. Giorgio Giorgi, Ratto, 26-29 January 1955, 781, ex Hess-Leu 1, 14 April 1954, 309 and Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933, 1833.