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Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRP Reverse: Emperor standing in quadriga left, holding eagle-topped scepter in left hand. In exergue: COSIIII / SC

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Messenger Collection, November 21, 1951, lot 152); 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, about A.D. 145–147

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 26.32 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.607

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins