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Sestertius with busts of Germanicus II and Tiberius Gemellus in cornucopiae, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: busts of twin sons of Drusus, Germanicus II (right) and Tiberius Gemellus (left), on crossed cornucopiae, a winged caduceus between. Reverse: in center: SC (large) around: DRVSVSCAESARTIAVGFDIVIAVGNPONTTRPOTII

Provenance

By date unknown: E. Bizot Collection; by 1902: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (Sotheby auction of the Bizot Collection, November 19-21, 1902, lot 47: from the Derre cabinet); by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Ryan Collection, part V, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2266; ex Yates-Thompson Collection); by 1984: with Numismatic Fine Arts, 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (Numismatic Fine Arts auction 14, The Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, New York, November 29, 1984, lot 321); November 29, 1984: purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts at the auction; accessioned December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 22–23

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.28 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.767

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins