Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.480

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right.
HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left.
IOVI CVSTODI; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction 5 of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, April 2-3, lot 2535, partial); by 1953: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 14, 1953: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III