Sestertius with inscribed shield, struck under Tiberius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 36–37


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.89 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.139

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Inscribed shield surrounded by laurel wreath and supported by two capricorns, facing; below capricorns, globe.
OB/CIVES/SER (on shield); DIVO AVGVSTO SPQR (around)
Reverse: S C (in center)
TICAESARDIVIAVGFAVGVSTPMTRPOTXXXIIX (around)

Provenance

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