Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 27.93 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.486

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Roma seated left, Palladium on right hand, spear in left.
ROMA AETERNA in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to have been from the Hartwig Sale, Rome, March 10,1910, lot 1558; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W 1 (auction of the Henry Platt Hall Collection, November 17, 1950, lot 1462, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III