Reverse: Venus standing

Obverse: Draped head of Sabina

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Silver
Denomination: Denarius
Issuing Authority: Hadrian
Actual Weight: 3.25 g.
Date: ca. 128 AD - ca. 137 AD
Dimensions: 18 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Hadrianic


Obverse Type: Draped Venus stands with her head turned to the right. She is holding an apple in her left hand and with her right, she draws the fold of her drapery away from her left shoulder.

Donor: Gift of Joseph H. Clark

Commentary: Imperial denarius

Sources Used: BMCRE III, 360, nos. 944-949, pl. 65.19, 20