Sestertius with bust of Hadrian
Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right.
Reverse: Hadrian stands at left, roll in left hand facing Mauretania standing at right, vexillum in left hand and patera in right. Lighted altar between. Bull behind.
ADVENTVI .AVGMAV RETANIAE in ex.: SC
By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 116, partial); by 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour