So called Great Antonine Altar was found in Ephesus and is dated back to circa 169 CE. Object is a relief monument showing from the far left, Marcus Aurelius once he was 17-years-old. Next to him stands Antoninus Pius with young Lucius Verus and further Hadrian.
Monument shows a long-term dynastic plan devised by Hadrian: he adopted respected senator Antoninus Pius, who in turn adopted Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. Artifact is currently located in Vienna (Austria).
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