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Antoninianus with bust of Probus

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Obverse: Bust of Probus, radiate and curiassed left, holding spear over right shoulder. IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG Reverse: Sol standing in a quadriga, left, with right hand raised, holding whip in left hand SOLI INVICTO Below XXIP

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 279

Mint

Siscia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 3.89 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

88.502

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins