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Antoninianus with bust of Tacitus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Tacitus to right. IMPCMCLTACITVSAVG Reverse: Providentia with two standards at left facing Sol, who holds globe on left hand and raises right. PRO VIDEND EOR in ex.: KA(followed by Greek delta)

Provenance

By 1950: with Boutin, Paris; July 1950: purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Boutin; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 275–276

Mint

Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 3.78 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1998.556

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins