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Medallion with bust of Decentius, struck under Magnentius

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Obverse: Bust of Decentius, draped and cuirassed, right, spear in right hand, Nike on globe in left. MAGDECENTI VSNOBCAES Reverse: Emperor on horseback right spearing a falling barbarian. VI RT VS AVGG Flan pierced (and plugged)

Provenance

By date unknown: with David Miller, V. C. Vecchi & Sons, Church House, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW 1, Price List no. 6, no. 227; December 13, 1972: purchased by MFA from David Miller, V. C. Vecchi & Sons

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 351–353

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.1000

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions