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Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian laureate, draped, right. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: At right Hadrian holding baton (?) followed by a centurion and three soldiers, carrying legionary eagle, vexillum and standard. S C (in field ) DISCIPVLINA / AVG (in exergue)

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 120, 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: 32.5 mm. Weight: 27.12 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.446

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins