Aureus with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.293

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right, bareheaded.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Hadrian, in toga, stands to left, sacrificing at a tripod. From the other side come an attendant leading a bullock, a youth bearing a spear, another playing the double pipes, and a boy (camillus).
Above: VOTA below: PVBLICA

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund