Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.24 g, 6 h), Rome, 158-159. AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII F Bare-headed and draped bust of Marcus Aurelius to right, seen from behind. Rev. TR POT XIII COS II Virtus standing right, left foot set on helmet, holding inverted spear in her right hand and parazonium set on her knee in her left. Biaggi 892 (this coin). BMC 962. Calicó 1969 (this coin illustrated). Cohen -. RIC 480b. Very rare and with a fine pedigree. A lovely coin with beautiful reddish toning and a fine portrait. About extremely fine.
From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 49, 21 October 2008, 274, and from the collection of Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), privately acquired in 1950.