Medallion with bust of Lucius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 164–165


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 033.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 39.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.182

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Lucius Verus to left, with scaled cuirass seen from back.
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Reverse: Lucius Verus in military dress standing left, with staff in left hand, right hand holding patera over altar; at left, column with statue of Minerva; at right, Victory with palm in left, crowning Lucius Verus with right.

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, p. 340, no. 351); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, March 12, 1959, for $ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour