Sestertius with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 128–132


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.481

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian to right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVSPP
Reverse: Hilaritas standing, palm in right hand, cornucopia in left.
At left, small nude male figure; at right small draped female figure.
HILA RI TASPR in ex.: COSIII In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the L. P. G. Messenger Collection, November 21, lot 146); probably by late 1951: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 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