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Contorniate with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right. IMPNEROCAESARAVGPMAX Obverse doublestruck. Reverse: Three money changers under arch.

Provenance

Said to be from Hirsch auction 33, 1913, no. 1537 and by date unknown from the Sambon Collection; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 2142); 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: 38.5 mm. Weight: 22.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.204

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates