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Sestertius with bust of Pupienus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right. IMPCAESMCLODPVPIENVSAVG Reverse: Pax seated left, branch in right hand, scepter in left. PAX PVBLICA in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to be from Basel Sale 2, March 8, 1937, lot 955; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. 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, A.D. 238

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.554

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins