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Tessara (token) or quadrans with bust of Mars

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Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius (?) as Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, right. Reverse: Cuirass. S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne auction, The Carlyle, 983 Madison Avenue, New York, December 9, 1983, lot 296); purchased by MFA at the December 9 auction and accessioned January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, Mid-2nd century A.D.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates