Sestertius with bust of Plotina, struck under Trajan

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 112–117


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 25.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

34.1413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Plotina diademed, right.
PLOTINAAVG IMPTRAIANII
Reverse: Fides, standing right, holding two ears of corn in right hand, and a basket ot fruit in left.
FIDES AVGVST in field left and right: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1386); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)