Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 119–121


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 26.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.602

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESARTRAIANVSHADRIA NVSAVGPMTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Victory to right, holding trophy.
VICTOR IAAVGVSTI in field: S C

Provenance

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 141, partial); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule