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Framed medallion with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, left. IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIAN VSAVG Reverse: The genius of the Roman people, partly draped, with cornucopiae in left hand, standing left, holding patera over an altar, lighted and garlanded. GENIOPO PVLIROMANI

Provenance

By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; 1909: with J. Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (J. Hirsch auction 24, May 10ff., 1909, lot 1419); by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2529 [as ex Vierordt Collection]); by 1959: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; January 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 119–122

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 48 mm. Weight: 80.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions