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Medallion with bust of Probus

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Obverse: Bust of Probus left, laureate, cuirassed, spear point projecting left diagonally upward; in front, upper part of shield showing emperor on horseback and soldiers. IMPPROBV SPFAVG Reverse: The three Monetae holding balances and cornucopiae. MONETAA VG

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; gift of Edward Gans to MFA, June 9, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Gans

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 276–282

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.407

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions