Framed medallion with head of Hadrian
about A.D. 125–134
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 019.
Diameter: 68 mm. Weight: 93.40 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Hadrian to right.
Reverse: Sol (Helios), nude, with a cape flowing behind, galloping to right in a quadriga.
The bronze medallion is set in a copper frame.
By date unknown: Kurt M. Semon Collection, New York; 1960: sold for the estate of Kurt M. Semon by Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Numismatic Fine Arts, E. Gans mail bid auction, April 19, 1960, lot 582: said to have been found in Egypt); May 11, 1980: purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans for $ 715.00 (this is the total price for 60.515-60.517);
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour