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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. IMPCAESTAELHADRANT ONINVSAVGPIVSPP Reverse: Togate emperor seated left, globe on right hand, roll in left. Victory flies to left to crown him. TRPOTXV COSIIII in field: S C

Provenance

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 Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1468, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 151–152

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 27.35 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1982.604

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins