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Contorniate with bust of Sallust

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Obverse: Bust of Sallust, draped, to right. Behind, engraved palm branch. SALVSTI VSAVTOR Reverse: Three entertainers facing, central one with syrinx, others with flutes. PETRONI PLACEAS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 658); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction for $ 1751.29 (this is the total price of 58.2-58.10); accessioned January 9, 1958

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. 098.

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 32.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates