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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 132–134




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

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The Ancient World


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