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The Aedes Mercurii

CNG 91, Lot: 911. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 26.42 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 173. Laureate and cuirassed bust right / The Aedes Mercurii: Mercury standing left on pedestal, holding caduceus and purse, within temple with four herm columns; on tympanum, cock, ram, and possibly caduceus, winged helmet, and purse. RIC III 1076; MIR 18, 258-6/35; Banti 259. VF, green and brown patina, some red, minor roughness. Rare.