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Sestertius with bust of Matidia, struck under Trajan

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Obverse: Draped bust of Matidia to right. MATIDIA.AVGDIVAE MARCIANAEF Reverse: Matidia standing, her hands above two small children (Sabina and Matilda II), who raise their hands up to her. PIETASAVGVST; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Boutin, Paris; May 16, 1951: purchased from Boutin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 113–117

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.478

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins