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Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

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Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, draped, cuirassed. LAVRELVERVSAVGARMENIACVSIMPIITRPVCOSII Reverse: Victory with palm erecting trophy at foot of which an Armenian standing, hands clasped in front; and an Armenian seated on the ground, clasping his left knee. SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldeck Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldeck Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 576); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; October 3, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 164–165

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 031.

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 52.23 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

35.1465

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions