Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 132–134


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 26.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (last two A’s written without crossbars)
Reverse: Galley with six rowers and a steersman, on prow Triton blowing horn, legionary eagle and standard in stern.
FELICITATIAVG (above, first A written without crossbars)
below: COSIIIPP in field: S C

Provenance

By 1985: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 15, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Zurich, April 11-12, 1985, lot 396); bid on behalf of MFA at the Sternberg auction by Dennis P. Devine; purchased by MFA from Frank Sternberg and Dennis P. Devine, May 22, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour