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Contorniate with bust of Valentinian III

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Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Valentinian III to right. DNPLAVALENTI NIANVSPFAVG Obverse doublestruck. Reverse: Woman standing front, head right, holding wreath in right hand. At left, small Eros. Two palms in exergue. MARGARI TAVINCAS

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (as ex Hirsch Sale 33 [1913], no. 1548); 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, A.D. 425–455

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 28.70 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.210

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates