Contorniate with youthful bust

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 364–383


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 44.97 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.562

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Youthful bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
AST[ ]RI VSDEIIO (?) (for Asturius or Asterius )
Reverse: Helmeted charioteer in quadriga right, looking left, sword in right hand, palm in left.
GERON (?) TIVS CAEALLICDA (?)

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., Robert Street, Adelphi, London; August 28, 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Albert Baldwin; December 16, 1998: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III