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Medallion with bust of Magnentius

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Obverse: Bust of Magnentius right, draped, cuirassed. IMPCAEMAGN ENTIVSAVG Reverse: Victory running to left, holding a crown in extended right hand, and palm in left. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 271); March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 210.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 350

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 095.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 17.36 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.151

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions