Contorniate with bust of Valentinian III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 424–455


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 105.

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 38.27 gm. (pierced) Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.100

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Valentinian III to right.
DNPLAVALENTI NIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: A dancer with a wreath in the raised right hand, surrounded by six small female figures (singers?).
M I LICVS

Provenance

By date unknown: T. O. Mabbott Collection; by date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Mail Bid Sale 15, May 4, 1955, no. 477); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA in Memory of Mr. L. Forrer, Sr., February 13, 1958

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Mr. L. Forrer, Sr.