Contorniate with bust of Valentinian III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 425–455


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 28.70 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.210

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Valentinian III to right.
DNPLAVALENTI NIANVSPFAVG
Obverse doublestruck.
Reverse: Woman standing front, head right, holding wreath in right hand.
At left, small Eros. Two palms in exergue.
MARGARI TAVINCAS

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (as ex Hirsch Sale 33 [1913], no. 1548); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour