Coin with bust of Magnentius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 351–352


Mint: Uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 1.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1339

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bare-headed, draped bust of Magnentius to right.
In left field: A around: ]TIVSP[ ]
Reverse: Two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X.
Around: VICTORIAEDDNNA[
Below: illegible letters for the mint.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse