Reverse: Emperor, in hunting costume, on horseback, spearing a lion

Obverse: Draped bust of Hadrian

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Uncertain
Material: Silver
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Hadrian
Actual Weight: 26.13 g.
Die Axis: 12
Date: ca. 131 AD - ca. 132 AD
Dimensions: 34 mm.
Region: Uncertain
Period: Hadrianic

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, the emperor, wearing a hunter's cloak, rides to the right on a rearing horse. With a spear in his upraised right hand, he aims to kill a lion, running in profile to the right.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial silver medallion

Sources Used: Paul Strack, Untersuchungen zur römischen reichsprägung des zweiter jahrhunderts (Stuttgart 1931-37) 2.129, no. 4