Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 121–122


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.70 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1986.890

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIANVSAVG
Reverse: Virtus stands facing front, right foot on helmet, spear in right hand, parazonium on left arm.
PM TR P CO SIII
VIR T AVG / S - C (in field)

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 420 [partial]); by date unknown after the auction: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Robert Street, Adelphi, London; July 24, 1949? or later: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

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