Contorniate with bust of Nero

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 28.87 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.1182

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate head of Nero to right; incised in field left, palm branch.
NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Victory flying to left; in left hand shield inscribed: SPQR
In field, left and right: S C

Provenance

By 1913: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 33, November 17ff., 1913, lot 1530); by date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; purchased by MFA from Edward Gans, December 11, 1958, for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour