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Medallion with head of Hadrian

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Obverse: Head of Hadrian, laureate, right. IMPCAESARHADRI ANVSAVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Hadrian and companion in military dress on horseback, galloping to right, both holding spears; at right soldier on foot, carrying shield. Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, New York, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, September 18, 1958, for $ 450.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 022.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 38.07 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

58.702

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions