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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (last two A's written without crossbars) Reverse: Galley with six rowers and a steersman, on prow Triton blowing horn, legionary eagle and standard in stern. FELICITATIAVG (above, first A written without crossbars) below:...

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Provenance

By 1985: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 15, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, April 11-12, 1985, lot 396); bid on behalf of MFA at the Sternberg auction by Dennis P. Devine; purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg and Dennis P. Devine, May 22, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 132–134

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins