Medallion with bust of Probus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 276–282


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 29.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.694

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Probus, laureate and cuirassed, spear directed left, shield on which is emperor on horseback left, preceded by Victory and followed by soldier.
IMPPROBV SPFAVG
Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, each holding scales; at feet piles of metal.
MONETA AVG

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2ff., 1930, lot 1880); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; May 2, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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