Contorniate with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid-4th–early 5th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 32.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1458

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right; at left, palm engraved in incuse and set with silver.
IMPNEROCAESARAVGPMAX
Reverse: Charioteer, holding palm and whip, stands facing in a quadriga, looking right.
EVTI MVS In ex: MIRANDVS

Provenance

By 1964: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 28, June 19-20, 1964, lot 499); purchased by MFA at Münzen und Medaillen auction 28; accessioned September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour