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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, draped, right. ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPCOSIII Reverse: Victory to right, holding trophy in both hands. IMP ERA T OR.II S C (left and right in field)


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; by 1924: with Naville & Co., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, lot 956); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; April 14, 1965: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 143–144




Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 25.95 gm. Die Axis: 1

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