Medallion (four aurei) with bust of Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 306–307


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 084.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 20.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.497

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Maximian right, wearing lion’s skin knotted at neck.
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Reverse: Hercules standing facing, looking left; lion’s skin over left shoulder, quiver at back; bow in extended left hand, club downward in right.
HERCVLICOMITI AVGGETCAESN PR (in exergue)

Provenance

From a hoard with a Mediterranean origin, including MFA 59.494-59.512 (published in the Illustrated London News, November 14, 1959); 1959: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for
£ 18,000/-/- (this is the total price for 59.494-59.512)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour