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Sestertius with head of Pertinax

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Obverse: Head of Pertinax, right, laureate. IMPCAESPHELV PERTINAXAVG Reverse: Pertinax, veiled, standing left sacrificing out of patera over altar. [VOT DECEN TR P] COSII S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 26.48 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.252

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins