Sestertius with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 28.49 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

60.144

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Italia, towered, draped, seated left on globe, holding cornucopiae in right hand, and sceptre in left.
S C (left and right in field) ITALIA (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 39a); by 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour