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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPXV Reverse: Salus standing left, scepter in left hand, right hand holding patera to feed snake coiled around altar. SA LVS A VGCOSIIII in field: S C


By date unknown: Abbott Collection; by 1951: Spink-Glendining auction of the Abbott Collection, October 11, 1951, lot 459; by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 151–152




Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.51 gm. Die Axis: 6

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