Medallion (3 solidi) with bust of Magnentius
about A.D. 351
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 13.35 gm Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right.
Reverse: At left, Magnentius, in military dress and nimbate, rides right on horse, his right hand extended toward the turreted and draped figure of Aquileia, who holds a scroll in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left.
LIBERATOR.REI.PVBLICAE in ex.: SMAQ
By date unknown: with Sotheby's A.G., Bleicherweg 20, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland (auction, October 26, 1993, lot 145); by 1996: with Tkalec AG, Limmatquai 48, CH-8001 Zurich (auction, October 25, 1996, lot 299); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, Ch-8025 Zurich (auction 24, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, December 5, 2002, lot 307); purchased at Numismatica Ars Classica auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan Berk, Chicago, Illinois; January 22, 2003: purchased by MFA from Harlan Berk
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour