Sestertius with bust of Hadrian
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.70 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
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)
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule