User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Medallion with Victory crowning a bust of Augustus, struck under M. Maecilius Tullus

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Augustus, left, laureate; behind, Victory, draped, holding cornucopia in left hand with right touching fillet of wreath. CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT Reverse: in center: SC (large) around: M MAECILIVS TVLLVS IIIVIR A A A F F


By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2254 [as ex Munich Sale 1912 and Walters Collections]); by date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 80, pl. 23, no. 450); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; October 9, 1958: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd for $ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Early Imperial Period, 7 B.C.



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 007.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 23.35 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins