Aureus with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–118


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

68.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESTRAIANHADRIANOPTAVGGDPART (no cross bars in first three and fifth A’s)
Reverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
DIVOTRAIANO PATRI.AVG.

Provenance

Date unknown: collection of The American Numismatic Society, Broadway at 155th Street, New York; by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 12, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour