Gold Medalion of Maxentius by Unknown Artist

Obverse of medallion in high relief carries rather stark but effective bare-headed and naturalistic portrait of Emperor.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
1959
Vendor:
Spink & Son

On reverse, in lower relief, the Emperor appears in guise of Mars.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Share this article