Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 24.50 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

62.563

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right.
HADRIANVS. AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Hadrian, togate, at left clasps right hands with Fortuna, draped, at right. He holds a roll in left hand. She has a corncopia on her left arm, and a rudder at her left side.
FORTVNAE.RE DVCI SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 15.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour