Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 145–147


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.488

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIIII
Reverse: Securitas seated left, scepter in right hand, left raised to her head.
Flower below throne. In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Stack's, New York; 1947: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Stack's; 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