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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Hadrian stands at left, roll in left hand facing Mauretania standing at right, vexillum in left hand and patera in right. Lighted altar between. Bull behind. ADVENTVI .AVGMAV RETANIAE in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 116, partial); by 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.444

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins