Sestertius with Divus Augustus enthroned, struck under Tiberius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 22–23


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

00.284

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Markings

See description for inlaid eagle.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund