Sestertius with bust of Julia Maesa, struck under Elagabalus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 218–222


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 20.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

36.452

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Julia Maesa right, diademed, draped.
IVLIA MAESA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Pietas standing left before lighted altar, extending her right hand holding a box of incense.
PIETAS AVG in field left and right: S C

Provenance

By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

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