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Medallic sestertius with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Head of Augustus to right, laureate. CAESAR PONT MAX Reverse: Altar of Rome and Augustus at Lugdunum, ornamented with branches, a wreath, and a row of uncertain objects and flanked left and right by a Victory on a column. In exergue: ROM ET AVG Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1959, for $ 500.00 (this is the total price for 59.5-59.7)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about 15–10 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 006.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 24.70 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

59.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins