Sestertius with bust of Manlia Scantilla, struck under Didius Julianus

Imperial Period
A.D. 193

Mint: Rome


Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 21.96 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Manlia Scantilla, draped, head bare, right.
Reverse: Juno, draped, standing front, holding patera in right hand, vertical scepter in left; at left, peacock standing left.
IVNOR E GINA S C (left and right in field)


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 25-28, 1924, lot 1146); by date unknown: Dr. H. Mayr-Harting Collection; 1949: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of Mayr-Harting Collection, November 15, 1949, lot 139); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co. (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 8, May 26, 1959, lot 63 [as ex Bement, Laughlin, Hansen and Mayr-Harting Collections]); by 1960: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 273/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.1142-60.1144)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour