Contorniate with bust of Nero

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 22.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.204

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero right.
IMPNEROCAESARAVGPMAX
Obverse doublestruck.
Reverse: Three money changers under arch.

Provenance

Said to be from Hirsch auction 33, 1913, no. 1537 and by date unknown from the Sambon Collection; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 2142); 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