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Coin with bust of Divus Romulus, struck under Maxentius

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Obverse: Bust of Divus Romulus, profile to right. DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS Reverse: Tomb with round top. In exergue: R Q AETERNAE MEMORIAE

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, about A.D. 310

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.01 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

88.515

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins