Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 125–128


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 27.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.66

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, right, drapery on left shoulder.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding cornucopia in left hand, Victory with wreath on right hand. At her side, shield and bowcase (?). Helmet and greave by her feet.
CO S III SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour