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Medallion with bust of Probus

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Obverse: Bust of Probus, laureate and cuirassed, spear directed left, shield on which is emperor on horseback left, preceded by Victory and followed by soldier. IMPPROBV SPFAVG Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, each holding scales; at feet piles of metal. MONETA AVG

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1880); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; May 2, 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. 276–282

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 29.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.694

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions