Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 164–165


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 031.

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 52.23 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

35.1465

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
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Reverse: Victory with palm erecting trophy at foot of which an Armenian standing, hands clasped in front; and an Armenian seated on the ground, clasping his left knee.
SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldeck Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldeck Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 576); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; October 3, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)