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Sestertius with bust of Britannicus, struck under Claudius

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Obverse: Draped bust of Britannicus to left. TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGFBRITANNICVS Reverse: Mars walking left, spear in right hand, shield on left arm. In field: S C


By about 1950: with Sergé Boutin, Paris (said to have been acquired from Deblain in Nice who had bought it from a local archaeologist); July, 1950: purchased from Sergé Boutin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 51–54




Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 22.50 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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