As with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 125–128


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.16 gm.

Accession Number

88.425

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right, with drapery over left shoulder.
HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Salus, draped, standing right, feeding out of patera in left hand snake held in right. S - C (left and right in field). COS III

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund