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Cistophorus with head of Nerva

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Obverse: Head of Nerva, laureate, right. IMPNERVACAESAVG PMTRPOTPP Reverse: Bundle of six corn ears. COS III

Provenance

By 1960: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 321); purchased at Hess-Leu auction, April 7, 1960 on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 97

Mint

Uncertain, Asia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 016.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.28 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

60.524

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins