Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 29.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.454

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Temple of ten columns, on roof of which Roma is enthroned flanked left and right by two small figures. Standing Victory (?) diademed (?) at each end of roof. In pediment, standing and recumbent figures.
ROMAE AETERNAE SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 172); by 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour