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Aes grave (disc) with head of Janus

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Obverse: Head of Janus, laureate. Reverse: Prow of ship, right. Above, mark of value: I

Provenance

By date unknown: Willam Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; November 16, 1922: gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Roman, Republican Period, about 225–217 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 63 mm. Weight: 267.03

Accession Number

22.729

Medium or Technique

Bronze (cast)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins