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Contorniate with bust of Valentinian III

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Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Valentinian III to right. DNPLAVALENTI NIANVSPFAVG Reverse: A dancer with a wreath in the raised right hand, surrounded by six small female figures (singers?). M I LICVS

Provenance

By date unknown: T. O. Mabbott Collection; by date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Mail Bid Sale 15, May 4, 1955, no. 477); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA in Memory of Mr. L. Forrer, Sr., February 13, 1958

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Mr. L. Forrer, Sr.

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 424–455

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 105.

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 38.27 gm. (pierced) Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.100

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates