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Aureus with bust of Pertinax

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Obverse: Bust of Pertinax, laureate, draped, bearded, right. IMPCAESPHELV PERTINAVG Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing front, head left, raising right hand towards large star, left hand on breast. PROVID DEORCOSII


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Suite des Monnaies Grecques antiques et impériales romaines, vol. III, 1924, no. 447: as from the Egger sale, November 1913, no. 1132); by 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 14, 1954, lot 332); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 583.75 and accessioned May 13, 1954

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193




Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.22 gm. Die Axis: 6

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