Medallion with bust of Probus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 276–282


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.407

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Probus left, laureate, cuirassed, spear point projecting left diagonally upward; in front, upper part of shield showing emperor on horseback and soldiers.
IMPPROBV SPFAVG
Reverse: The three Monetae holding balances and cornucopiae.
MONETAA VG

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; gift of Edward Gans to MFA, June 9, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Gans