Statue of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Rome Italy The last of the socalled Five Good Emperors Marcus Aurelius ruled from until his death in This bronze equaestrian statue of him was erected in but its original site is not known It stood in the Lateran Palace in the th century and was moved to its present location in the Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill in The statue that can be seen today is a replica erected in with the original being kept in the Palazzo Nuovo It is one of the few surviving Roman bronze equestrian statues many of which were melted down to make coins and because in medieval times they were thought to represent pagan idols Marcus Aureliuss statue probably survived because it was erroneously thought to portray Constantine the first Christian Emperor of Rome Stereoscopic card details
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