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Aureus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. IMPCAESARTRAIANHADRIANVSAVG Reverse: Salus seated left, phiale in right hand feeding snake coiled around altar. PMTRPCOSII in exergue: SALVSAVG

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 118

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1247

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins