Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 22.95 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

68.708

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, draped, right.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Alexandria reclines left, left arm on basket of corn, holding corn ears and poppy in right hand, vine branch in left. Corn growing at left.
ALEXANDRIA in exergue: SC

Provenance

By 1968: with Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Spink & Son, Numismatic Circular, October 1968, no. 7113); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour