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Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to left. LAVRELVERVSAVGARME NIACVSIMPIITRPVCOSII Reverse: Hercules, standing facing, nude, crowning himself with right hand and holding club and lion-skin in left. At left, apple tree on which hangs quiver; at right, a lighted,...

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By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (auction of the Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1577: as Ciani Sale, Paris, December 12, 1921, lot 117); by 1960: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; January 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 400.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–165



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 032.


Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 44.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions