Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 121–122


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 26.90 gm.

Accession Number

00.294

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed.
IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIANVSAVG
Reverse: Figure of Spes, of archaistic style, walking to left, holding a flower in her right hand, and a corner of her garment in her left.
PMTRP COSIII in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1900

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund