Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 125–128


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.253

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Neptune standing left, right foot on prow, holds dolphin in right hand,
trident in left.
COS III S C (in field right and left)

Provenance

By date unknown: George Bauer Collection; by 1963: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of George Bauer Collection, January 23, 1963, lot 1242); January 23, 1963: purchased by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 at Glendining & Co. auction; March 20, 1963: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour