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Medallion with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Antoninus Pius to left. ANTONINVSAVG - PIVSPPTRPCOSIIII Reverse: At left, tree on which lionskin hangs. Herakles to right striking centaur with a rod.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, Milan, 1957, p. 224, no. 1162, pl. 82); by 2000: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, CH-4002, Switzerland at Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 18, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland, March 29, 2000, lot 542; September 20, 2000: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 145–161

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 33.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2000.828

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions