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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII Reverse: Salus standing left, holding scepter in left hand and patera in right hand, feeding snake coiled around altar. SA LVS AVG, in field: S C


Said to have been ex Sotheby, 1895; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (auction of the Henry Platt Hall Collection, November 17, 1950, lot 1462, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 140–144




Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 32.25 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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