Tessara (token) with two boys playing game

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

13.386

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Two boys seated facing each other, a tablet on their knees, playing mora. At the left a cupboard (?).
Above: MORA
Beaded border.
Reverse: VI within beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: E. J. Seltman Collection; purchased by MFA from E. J. Seltman for $100.34 (this is the total price for MFA 13.386-13.390)

Check to see if these initials are correct or should it be C. T. Seltman? and check the run of accession numbers which includes Henry Chapman pieces.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund