Medallion with bust of Probus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 276–282


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 075.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 22.2 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.276

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Probus, laureate, and cuirassed left, holding globe surmounted by a Victory holding wreath. Sword or scepter in left hand.
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Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, each carrying scales and cornucopiae; bits of metal at their feet.
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Provenance

By 1907: probably A. Sambon auction, November 18, 1907 (Martinetti and Nervegna Collections), lot 2842; by date unknown: L. Vierordt Collection; 1923: with J. Schulman, Amsterdam (J. Schulman auction of L. Vierordt Collection, March 5, 1923, lot 2481); by 1935, Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

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