Sestertius with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 145–147


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 21.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.892

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right.
ANTONINVSAVGPI VSPPTRPCOSIIII
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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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