Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius
about A.D. 145–147
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 21.75 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
Reverse: Roma enthroned left, spear in left hand, shield beside throne resting on prow. On her right hand, a Victory reaches back with a wreath.
S C (left and right in field)
Said to be from the Simpson Scarborough Collection, sold September 12, 1899; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1464, partial); purchased at unknown date in the 1950s by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule