Medallion (3 solidi) with bust of Magnentius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 351


Mint: Aquileia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 13.35 gm Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2002.900

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right.
IMPCAESMAG NENTIVSAVG
Reverse: At left, Magnentius, in military dress and nimbate, rides right on horse, his right hand extended toward the turreted and draped figure of Aquileia, who holds a scroll in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left.
LIBERATOR.REI.PVBLICAE in ex.: SMAQ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Sotheby's A.G., Bleicherweg 20, 8022 Zurich, Switzerland (auction, October 26, 1993, lot 145); by 1996: with Tkalec AG, Limmatquai 48, CH-8001 Zurich (auction, October 25, 1996, lot 299); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, Ch-8025 Zurich (auction 24, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, December 5, 2002, lot 307); purchased at Numismatica Ars Classica auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan Berk, Chicago, Illinois; January 22, 2003: purchased by MFA from Harlan Berk

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour