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Contorniate with head of Nero

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Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right. At right, incised palm. NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP Reverse: Hunter to right, spearing boar. In field, shield.

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 2141 [from the Signorelli Collection and from Von Schennis sale, 1913, lot 1536 and Cantoni sale, November 1920, lot 1294]); by 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 15, 1971

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: 22.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1971.291

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates