Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 151–152


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.51 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.606

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPXV
Reverse: Salus standing left, scepter in left hand, right hand holding patera to feed snake coiled around altar.
SA LVS A VGCOSIIII in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Abbott Collection; by 1951: Spink-Glendining auction of the Abbott Collection, October 11, 1951, lot 459; by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule