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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIIII Reverse: Securitas seated left, scepter in right hand, left raised to her head. Flower below throne. In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Stack's, New York; 1947: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Stack's; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 145–147

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.488

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins