Contorniate with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid–late 4th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1972.205

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right.
In field at right, incised heart and BC. Incised in field at left: A
IMPNEROCAESARAVGPMAX
Reverse: Chariots in Circus Maximus.

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medalllen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour