Nineteenth century cast copy in brass of a Sestertius of the Emperor Hadrian struck in the name of his wife, Sabina between 117 and 136 AD. Mint: Uncertain, Ancient Roman Empire.
This piece entered the collection in 1880 and is listed in the 1923 catalogue but with a pencilled cross against it suggesting that Chitty rejected it as an original coin. There is an area on the rim that has been polished down where the casting metal had been poured.
Diademed and draped bust of Sabina; around, SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P
Venus standing facing right holding an apple in her extended left hand and raising her cloak with her right hand; in field divided by the figure, S C; around, VENER[I] GENETRICI
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
33 mm (Outside Diameter), 26.89 g (Weight)
[Book] Mattingly, Harold & Sydenham, Edward A. 1972. The Roman Imperial Coinage. II., 477 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.