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Sestertius with carpentum drawn by mules, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: Carpentum drawn by two mules to right; above: S.P.Q.R./IVLIAEAVGVST Reverse: in center: SC (large); around: TI.CAESAR.DIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXIIII

Provenance

Said to be ex Sotheby 1895; 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. 22–23

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 26.99 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1998.466

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins