Medallion with bust of Clodius Albinus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 194–195


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 046.

Dimensions

Diameter: 51 mm. Weight: 89.82 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

58.39

Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Clodius Albinus, draped and cuirassed, to right. DCLODIVSSEPTIMIVSALBINVSCAES
Reverse: Minerva standing to left, holding an olive branch and a shield, a spear resting against the left arm.
MINER PA CIF COSII

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 358A); by 1958: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., January 28, 1958, for £ 100/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour