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Sestertius with bust of Volusian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Volusian to right. IMPCAECVIBVOLVSIANOAVG Reverse: Juno seated in round distyle temple. IVNONIMARTIALI In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 8 Robert Street, Adelphi, London (auction of the L. P. Messenger Collection, Nov. 21, 1951, lot 211); probably late 1951: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 251–253

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 23.61 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.605

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins