Medallion with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 119–122


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 23.47 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.59

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCAESARTRAIAN VSHADRIANVSAVG
Reverse: Genius stands, head left, cornucopia on left arm, phiale in right hand over flaming altar.
GENIVSPO PVLIROMANI

Provenance

By 1964: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction 24, Lucerne, April 16, 1964, lot 303); by 1965: with Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA
from Leu & Company's Bank, Ltd., February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour