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Sestertius with bust of Aemilian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilianus to right. IMP.\AEMILIANVSPIVSFELAVG Reverse: Roma standing left, phoenix on orb in right hand, spear in left, shield against her side. ROMAEAETERN S C in left and right fields.

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 346, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978); reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 253

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 15.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1978.38

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins