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Coin with bust of Arcadius

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Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, laureate, profile to right. DNARCADIVS P.... Reverse: Warrior standing head to right, inscription.


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.

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Everett Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 364–375


Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 2.06 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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