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Cistophorus with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Bust of young Nero, draped, facing left. NERONICLAVDCAESDRVSOGERM Reverse: Within laurel crown, shield inscribed: COSDES / PRINC / IVVENT

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 13, June 17-19, 1954, lot 640); by 1957: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 387 ["provenant de feu M. J. Hirsch et de notre vente XIII. . . "]); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction for $ 1751.29 (this is the total price of 58.2-58.10); accessioned by MFA, January 9, 1958

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 51

Mint

Ephesus, Asia: Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 012.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.3

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins