Tessara (token) or quadrans with bust of Mars

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid-2nd century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1984.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Bust of Antoninus Pius (?) as Mars, helmeted, cuirassed, right.
Reverse: Cuirass.
S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1983: with Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (Ariadne auction, The Carlyle, 983 Madison Avenue, New York, December 9, 1983, lot 296); purchased by MFA at the December 9 auction and accessioned January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour