Medallion with head of Hadrian

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 134–138


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 022.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 38.07 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

58.702

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Head of Hadrian, laureate, right.
IMPCAESARHADRI ANVSAVGCOSIIIPP
Reverse: Hadrian and companion in military dress on horseback, galloping to right, both holding spears; at right soldier on foot, carrying shield.
 Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, New York, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, September 18, 1958, for $ 450.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour