Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 32.25 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Salus standing left, holding scepter in left hand and patera in right hand, feeding snake coiled around altar.
SA LVS AVG in field: S C

Provenance

Said to have been ex Sotheby, 1895; 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