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Medallion with bust of Probus

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Obverse: Bust of Probus, laureate, and cuirassed left, holding globe surmounted by a Victory holding wreath. Sword or scepter in left hand. IMPCPRO BVSPFAVG Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, each carrying scales and cornucopiae; bits of metal at their feet. MO NETAAV G

Provenance

By 1907: probably A. Sambon auction, November 18, 1907 (Martinetti and Nervegna Collections), lot 2842; by date unknown: L. Vierordt Collection; 1923: with J. Schulman, Amsterdam (J. Schulman auction of L. Vierordt Collection, March 5, 1923, lot 2481); by 1935, Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 276–282

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 075.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 22.2 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.276

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions