Sestertius with bust of Matidia, struck under Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 113–117


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 24.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.478

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Matidia to right.
MATIDIA.AVGDIVAE MARCIANAEF
Reverse: Matidia standing, her hands above two small children (Sabina and Matilda II), who raise their hands up to her.
PIETASAVGVST; in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Boutin, Paris; May 16, 1951: purchased from Boutin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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