Medallic sestertius with head of Augustus

Roman
Imperial Period
about 15–10 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 006.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 24.70 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

59.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus to right, laureate.
CAESAR PONT MAX
Reverse: Altar of Rome and Augustus at Lugdunum, ornamented with branches, a wreath, and a row of uncertain objects and flanked left and right by a Victory on a column.
In exergue: ROM ET AVG
 Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1959, for $ 500.00 (this is the total price for 59.5-59.7)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour