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Medallion with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian draped and cuirassed, left. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, spear in right hand, above lion, right. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI


From the Helbing auction, Munich, March 1928, lot 530; by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2588); by date unknown: Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali romane, vol. 2, 1957, p. 153, no. 1471, pl. 54); by 1984: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 66, October 22-23,1984, lot 610); purchased at the Münzen und Medaillen auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., November 21, 1984

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 131–132




Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 26.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions