Sestertius

Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire

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147-148

Bronze

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)

Weight: 20.1 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Glenn Babbitt

174.30.30171

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Laureate head of A. Pius right Reverse: Annona standing left holding corn ears over Modius Obverse: Legend: (mostly illegible/completely gone) [AV]GPIV[S] (from 10.00 to 2.00, clockwise); Type: laureate, bearded head (bust) facing right, diadem at back of head; eyes large; nose straight; Border: does not appear to be one. Reverse: Legend: Appears to have been one, but no longer legible; Type: female figure facing forward, standing; left knee bent slightly forward; head looking right, braid coming off head; figure‘s right hand holding something (possibly heads of grain). On figure‘s right is a something like a tripod vessel with three sperhical objects over it, and a rudder, which the figure is touching; on figure‘s left there appears to be some grain or tall grass growing. In field, S C (Senatus Consulto) on either side of figure; Border: none visible

Provenance

Glenn Babbitt; given to present collection, 1974.

Old Number

hn 283

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