Sestertius with bust of Pupienus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 21.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.554

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Pupienus to right.
IMPCAESMCLODPVPIENVSAVG
Reverse: Pax seated left, branch in right hand, scepter in left.
PAX PVBLICA in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to be from Basel Sale 2, March 8, 1937, lot 955; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. 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