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Sestertius with inscribed shield, struck under Tiberius

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Obverse: Inscribed shield surrounded by laurel wreath and supported by two capricorns, facing; below capricorns, globe. OB/CIVES/SER (on shield); DIVO AVGVSTO SPQR (around) Reverse: S C (in center) TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXXIIX (around)

Provenance

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. 36–37

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.89 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.139

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins