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Sestertius with Divus Augustus in elephant quadriga, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: Divus Augustus seated, left on throne on car drawn by four elephants, each with mahout on its neck. Shields (?) on side of car. DIVO/AVGVSTO/SPQR Reverse: S.C (in center) TI.CAESAR.DIVI.AVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXXVII

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen Liste 274, March 1967, no. 36); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 35–36

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 25.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.628

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins