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Medallion (3 solidi) with bust of Magnentius

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Obverse: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. IMPCAESMAG NENTIVSAVG Reverse: At left, Magnentius, in military dress and nimbate, rides right on horse, his right hand extended toward the turreted and draped figure of Aquileia, who holds a scroll in her right hand and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Sotheby's A.G., Bleicherweg 20, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland (auction, October 26, 1993, lot 145); by 1996: with Tkalec AG, Limmatquai 48, CH-8001 Zurich (auction, October 25, 1996, lot 299); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, Ch-8025 Zurich (auction 24, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, December 5, 2002, lot 307); purchased at Numismatica Ars Classica auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan Berk, Chicago, Illinois; January 22, 2003: purchased by MFA from Harlan Berk

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 351

Mint

Aquileia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 13.35 gm Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2002.900

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions