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Contorniate with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right. In field at right, incised heart and BC. Incised in field at left: A IMPNEROCAESARAVGPMAX Reverse: Chariots in Circus Maximus.

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medalllen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, Mid–late 4th century A.D.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1972.205

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates