Medallion with head of Antoninus Pius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 140–144


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 43.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.963

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to left.
ANTONINVSAVG PIVSPPTRPCOSIII
Reverse: Jupiter, semidraped and holding thunderbolt and scepter between Minerva with staff and Juno with patera and scepter.

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 2, no. 1134); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for $ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour