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Contorniate with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Laureate head of Nero to right; incised in field left, palm branch. NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP Reverse: Victory flying to left; in left hand shield inscribed: SPQR In field, left and right: S C

Provenance

By 1913: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 33, November 17ff., 1913, lot 1530); by date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, December 11, 1958, for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 28.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.1182

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates