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Sestertius with bust of Plotina, struck under Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Plotina diademed, right. PLOTINAAVG IMPTRAIANII Reverse: Fides, standing right, holding two ears of corn in right hand, and a basket ot fruit in left. FIDES AVGVST in field left and right: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1386); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 112–117

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 25.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

34.1413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins