Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.77

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Hadrian, togate, stands at left, right hand extended to raise up kneeling Arabia. Camel between them.
RESTITV TORIARABIAE SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part III, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1275 [as Hess auction 1935, Trau 1280]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour