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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: Emperor on horseback to right above fallen warrior with shield on his left arm.

Provenance

By 1951: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. sale 10, June 22-23, 1951, lot 96); 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; 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: 21.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.290

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates