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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII Reverse: Emperor seated on platform at right. Beside him, Liberalitas holds abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left. At left on ground, togate citizen stands right. LIBER ALIT ASAVG SC (in...

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Provenance

By 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 140–144

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.452

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins