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Sestertius with bust of Sabina, struck under Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Sabina, right, diademed. SABINAAVGVSTA HADRIANIAVGPP Reverse: Venus standing right, holding garment in right and apple in left. VENERI GENETRICI S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1571); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 128–136

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 25.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.690

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins