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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed. IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIANVSAVG Reverse: Virtus stands facing front, right foot on helmet, spear in right hand, parazonium on left arm. PM TR P CO SIII VIR T AVG / S - C (in field)

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 420 [partial]); by date unknown after the auction: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Robert Street, Adelphi, London; July 24, 1949? or later: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 121–122

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.70 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.890

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins