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Contorniate with youthful bust

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Obverse: Youthful bust right, drapery on left shoulder. AST[ ]RI VSDEIIO (?) (for Asturius or Asterius ?) Reverse: Helmeted charioteer in quadriga right, looking left, sword in right hand, palm in left. GERON (?) TIVS CAEALLICDA (?)

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., Robert Street, Adelphi, London; August 28, 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Albert Baldwin; December 16, 1998: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 364–383

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 44.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.562

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates