Framed medallion with bust of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 119–122


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 48 mm. Weight: 80.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.5

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, laureate, left.
IMPCAESARTRAIAN HADRIAN VSAVG
Reverse: The genius of the Roman people, partly draped, with cornucopiae in left hand, standing left, holding patera over an altar, lighted and garlanded.
GENIOPO PVLIROMANI

Provenance

By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; 1909: with J. Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (J. Hirsch auction 24, May 10ff., 1909, lot 1419); by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2529 [as ex Vierordt Collection]); by 1959: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; January 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour