Framed medallion with head of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 125–134


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 019.

Dimensions

Diameter: 68 mm. Weight: 93.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.517

Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Head of Hadrian to right.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Sol (Helios), nude, with a cape flowing behind, galloping to right in a quadriga.
Inscription illegible.
The bronze medallion is set in a copper frame.

Provenance

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);

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour