Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius
Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 29.50 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
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)
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour