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Medallion with busts of Gallienus and Salonina

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Obverse: Bust of Gallienus, right, laureate, draped and cuirassed, facing bust of Salonina, diademed and draped. CONCORDIAAVGVSTORVM Reverse: Three Monetae standing facing, heads left, each holding balance and cornucopia; at feet of each, pile of metal. MONETAEAVGG

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans (1851-1941) Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1750 [said to have been found in Rome]); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 253–260

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 073; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 096-097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 33.62 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

34.1387

Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions