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Sestertius with Divus Augustus enthroned, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: Augustus, radiate, enthroned to left, holding a branch of laurel in his right hand, and a long sceptre in his left. In front of him a lighted altar. Around: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER (Just above the altar, left, a small, oval piece of silver has been inserted in the coin, stamped with...

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Marks

See description for inlaid eagle.

Provenance

From the Modena collection (according to MFA archival card); ex d'Este collection; by date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 22–23

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

00.284

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins