Sestertius with bust of Sabina, struck under Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 128–136


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 25.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.690

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Sabina, right, diademed.
SABINAAVGVSTA HADRIANIAVGPP
Reverse: Venus standing right, holding garment in right and apple in left.
VENERI GENETRICI S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1571); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

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