Sestertius with bust of Agrippina II, struck under Claudius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 50–54


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 26.95 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1986.886

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Agrippina II to right. AGRIPPINAEAVGGERMANICIFCAESARISAVG
Reverse: Carpentum left, drawn by two mules.

Provenance

By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3,1952, lot 2273 [said to be from the Walters Collection]); purchased at the Ryan auction by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule