Sestertius with bust of Britannicus, struck under Claudius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 51–54


Mint: Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 22.50 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1986.887

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Britannicus to left.
TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGFBRITANNICVS
Reverse: Mars walking left, spear in right hand, shield on left arm.
In field: S C

Provenance

By about 1950: with Sergé Boutin, Paris (said to have been acquired from Deblain in Nice who had bought it from a local archaeologist); July, 1950: purchased from Sergé Boutin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

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