SPECIAL COLLECTION OF ROMAN IMPERATORS AND EMPERORS
Matidia Augusta 112/4? – 119.
Schätzwert/Estimate: CHF 5000 Matidia was the daughter of Marciana and thus Trajan’s niece. Having no children himself, Trajan cared for her as if she were his own daughter. One of her daughters was Sabina, who was to marry the future emperor Hadrian. Aureus 115/117?, Rome. MATIDIA AVG DIVAE – MARCIANAE F Draped bust of Matidia with diadem and high coiffure to r. Rev. PIETAS – AVGVSTI Matidia standing facing, head turned l. and placing her hands on the heads of her children Sabina and Matidia the Youngest. 7,20 g. RIC 759. BMC 659. C. 9. Calicó 1157. Very rare. Several scratches and small planchet injuries. Nevertheless a good portrait. Very fine. Ex Evans Coll., Auction Naville & Co. Ars Classica 17, Geneva, 3 October 1934, lot 1389.