Sestertius with bust of Julia Maesa, struck under Elagabalus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 220–222


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.2 gm.

Accession Number

35.224

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Julia Maesa, diademed and draped, right.
IVLIAMAESAAVG
Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus, and sacrificing at altar.
SAECVLIFELICITAS S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; 1901: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction of Robert Carfrae Collection, July 8, 1901, lot 205); by date unknown: Collection of an Astronomer; 1906: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction of Collection of an Astronomer, June 13-19, 1906, lot 605); by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)