Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 21.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.449

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Nile, reclining right, holds in left hand cornucopia and is flanked each side by infant. At right, hippopotamus stands left. Reeds behind. Crocodile below.
NILVS (above) SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1965: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour