Medallion with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 119–122


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 021.

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 60.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.1006

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to left.
IMPCAESARTRAIA NVSHADRIANVSAVG
Reverse: The genius of the Roman people, partly draped, with cornucopiae in left hand, standing left, holding patera over an altar, lighted and garlanded.
GENIVSPO PVLIROMANI

Provenance

By date unknown: Giorgio Giorgi Collection; by 1955: with Mario Ratto, Via Manzoni 23, Milan, Italy (Ratto auction of the Giorgio Giorgi Collection, January 26-29, 1955, lot 613); by date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 801); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., November 13, 1958, for $ 963.00 (this is the total price for 58.1006 and 58.1007)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour