Aureus with bust of Volusian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 251–253


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 2.71 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.51

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, right.
IMPCAECVIBVOLVSIANOAVG
Reverse: Aequitas standing, head left, holds scales in right hand, cornucopia in left.
 AEQVITASAVGG

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin and Feuardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, Paris (auction of the Ponton d'Amecourt collection, April 1887, no. 504); by 1958: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; February 12, 1964: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour