Sestertius with bust of Plotina, struck under Trajan

Imperial Period
about A.D. 112–117

Mint: Rome


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 27.68 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Plotina, draped, right, wearing double stephane and hair in long queue.
Reverse: Fides standing right, draped, holding corn ears in right and dish of fruit in left.
FIDESA V GVST S C (in field left and right)


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 108); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1. (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 9, May 26, 1959, lot 27); purchased by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London at Glendining & Co. auction, May 26, 1959; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 417/10/0 (this is the total price for 59.480-59.482)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour