Medallic sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.99 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.1181

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right, with drapery on left shoulder.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch in extended right hand and cornucopiae in left.
P AX AVG in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Trau Collection; 1935: Hess auction of the Trau Collection, 1935, lot 1267; by 1957: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 451); by date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, December 11, 1958, for $ 60.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour