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Sestertius with head of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right. ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII Reverse: Italia, towered, draped, seated left on globe, holding cornucopiae in right hand, and sceptre in left. S C (left and right in field) ITALIA (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 39a); by 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 140–144

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.49 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

60.144

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins