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Medallic sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on left shoulder. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch in extended right hand and cornucopiae in left. P AX AVG in field: S C


By date unknown: Trau Collection; 1935: Hess auction of the Trau Collection, 1935, lot 1267; by 1957: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 451); by date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, December 11, 1958, for $ 60.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 024.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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