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Sestertius with bust of Sabina, struck under Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Sabina, diademed and draped, right, hair falling in plait on her neck. SABINAAVGVSTA HADRIANIAVGPP Reverse: Concordia enthroned left, patera in right hand, resting left arm on stauette of Spes. CONCOR DIAAVG in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Neligan Collection (Glendining auction, 1903, lot 150); by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1411, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 128–132

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 26.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.603

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins