Contorniate with bust of Nero

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 22.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.369

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Nero right.
At left: a monogram of P and E..
Around: NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Roma seated to left, spear in left hand, Nike on right hand.
In field: S C

Provenance

By 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; March 31, 1972: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock