Contorniate with head of Nero

Imperial Period
Mid–late 4th century A.D.

Mint: Rome


Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 22.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right. At right, incised palm. NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Hunter to right, spearing boar. In field, shield.


By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 2141 [from the Signorelli Collection and from Von Schennis sale, 1913, lot 1536 and Cantoni sale, November 1920, lot 1294]); by 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., September 15, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour