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Aureus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. IMPCAESTRAIANHADRIANOAVGDIVITRAPARTHF Reverse: Bust of Sol (Oriens), radiate, draped, right, hair in curls from forehead to neck. DIVINERNEPPMTRPCOS ORIENS (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1954: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (Jacques Schulman auction, January 19, 1954, lot 674); February 11, 1954: purchased by MFA from Jacques Schulman for $ 657.25 (the total price for MFA 54.37-54.41)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 117

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

54.41

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins