Tessara (token) with erotic scene (symplegma)

Tessara with erotic scene (symplegma)

Roman
Imperial Period
about AD 22–37


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.20 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

RES.08.32t

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: erotic scene (symplegma) with two male figures; curtain in field above couch.
Reverse: VI within circle of dots and wreath.

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