Medallion with bust of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 155–156


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 35.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.677

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right.
ANTONINVSAVGPIVS PPTRPXIXCOSIIII
Reverse: Sylvanus stands facing, mantle on left arm falling over his knee, branch in left hand, axe in right, resting left arm on pillar. Left foot rests on base of pillar. At right, vase on a garlanded altar. Dog at his right and tree beyond.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 8, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III