Contorniate with head of Nero

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


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 21.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.290

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right. At right, incised palm. NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right above fallen warrior with shield on his left arm.

Provenance

By 1951: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. sale 10, June 22-23, 1951, lot 96); 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 15, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour