Medallion with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 155–156


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 43.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.217

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPIVS PPTRPXIXCOSIIII
Reverse: Mars stands, head left, right hand reaching out to place helmet on trophy, left hand holding spear and shield.

Provenance

By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; by 1909: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 24, Consul Weber Collection, part 2, May 10ff., 1909, lot 1548); by 1923: John W. Garrett Collection (said to be from M. Schulman, October 3, 1923); 1942: bequeathed by John W. Garrett to The Johns Hopkins University; by 1984: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Garrett Collection by order of The Johns Hopkins University, part 1, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, May 17, 1984, lot 793); purchased at the Garrett auction on behalf of MFA by Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; June 13, 1984: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour