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Medallion with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to left. IMPCAESARTRAIA NVSHADRIANVSAVG Reverse: The genius of the Roman people, partly draped, with cornucopiae in left hand, standing left, holding patera over an altar, lighted and garlanded. GENIVSPO PVLIROMANI


By date unknown: Giorgio Giorgi Collection; by 1955: with Mario Ratto, Via Manzoni 23, Milan, Italy (Ratto auction of the Giorgio Giorgi Collection, January 26-29, 1955, lot 613); by date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 801); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., November 13, 1958, for $ 963.00 (this is the total price for 58.1006 and 58.1007)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 021.


Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 60.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions