Medallion with busts of Diocletian and Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 286–305


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 36.49 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.42

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Half-figure busts of Diocletian and Maximian facing, each laureate, wearing consular toga, and holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
DIOCLETIANVS ET MAXIMIANVS AVGG
Reverse: Moneta standing, facing, between Jupiter at left, and Hercules at right. Moneta holds balance and cornucopiae, a pile of coins at her feet; Jupiter holds scepter in right hand; Hercules club in right hand, lion’s skin over left shoulder.
FELIC ITAS PERPETVA AVG G

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (M. Ratto, ed., Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 4, 1957, p. 279, pl. 72); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 257); February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen for $ 550.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour