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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed. IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIANVSAVG Reverse: Figure of Spes, of archaistic style, walking to left, holding a flower in her right hand, and a corner of her garment in her left. PMTRP COSIII in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1900

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 121–122

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 26.90 gm.

Accession Number

00.294

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins