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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left. IOVI CVSTODI; in ex.: SC


By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction 5 of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, April 2-3, lot 2535, partial); by 1953: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 14, 1953: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138




Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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