Reverse: Three Monetae, with scales, cornucopiae, and piles of metal

Obverse: Laureate half figure of Probus, holding Victoria with wreath, on ...

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Probus
Actual Weight: 22.2 g.
Date: exact 276 AD - exact 282 AD
Dimensions: 38 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Third Century A.C.


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle stand the draped figures of three Monetae (personifications of the Mints). The first and last stand in 3/4-view to the left, while the middle one stands near frontal, turning her head to the left. Each carries scales in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left arm. A heap of metal is piled at the feet of each figure.

Donor: Anonymous Gift in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: Toynbee 1944, 149, no. 25, pl. 47.5; Cohen 1880-1892, 6, no. 380; Greek & Roman Portraits 1972, no. 79