Sestertius with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 147–148


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 27.76 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.564

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPXI
Reverse: Annona, draped, stands looking left, holding ears of corn in right hand, over modius, and in left hand, an anchor.
ANNO NAAVG In field: S C in ex.: COSIIII

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 12.50

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour