Sestertius with Divus Augustus enthroned, struck under Tiberius
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.94 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Augustus, radiate, enthroned to left, holding a branch of laurel in his right hand, and a long sceptre in his left. In front of him a lighted altar.
Around: DIVVSAVGVSTVS PATER
(Just above the altar, left, a small, oval piece of silver has been inserted in the coin, stamped with the device of an heraldic spread eagle for the d’Este collection)
Reverse: in center: SC
Around: TI · CAESAR · DIVI · AVG · F · AVGVST · P · M · TR · POT · XXIIII
The inlaid eagle, mark of the Gonzagas, dates to Italy (Mantua) mid-15th–early 17th centuries.
See description for inlaid eagle.
From the Modena collection (according to MFA archival card); ex d'Este collection; by date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund