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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right. HADRIANVS. AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Hadrian, togate, at left clasps right hands with Fortuna, draped, at right. He holds a roll in left hand. She has a corncopia on her left arm, and a rudder at her left side. FORTVNAE.RE DVCI SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 15.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 24.50 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

62.563

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins