Contorniate with bust of Sallust

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 098.

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 32.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Sallust, draped, to right. Behind, engraved palm branch.
SALVSTI VSAVTOR
Reverse: Three entertainers facing, central one with syrinx, others with flutes.
PETRONI PLACEAS

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 17, December 2-4, 1957, lot 658); purchased by MFA at the Münzen und Medaillen auction for
$ 1751.29 (this is the total price of 58.2-58.10); accessioned January 9, 1958

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour