Sestertius with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 23.09 gm.

Accession Number

60.145

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand a snake coiled around altar to left and holding vertical sceptre in left hand.
SA LVS AVG S C in left and right fields.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1959: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 39, partial); by 1960: 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