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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped and cuirassed, laureate, right. IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIANVSAVG Reverse: Spes (Hope) walking left holding flower in right hand and garment in left. PMTRP COSIIISC

Provenance

By 1922: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 2, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 12-14, 1922, lot 743); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 121–122

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.35 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.257

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins