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Tessara (token) with erotic scene (symplegma)

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

RES.08.32r

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: erotic scene (symplegma) with two male figures.
Reverse: XII in circle of dots.
 Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren