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Denarius with bust of Diana, struck under Faustus Cornelius Sulla

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Obverse: Bust of Diana, diademed, right, wearing necklace and earring. Lituus behind. Crescent above. FAVSTVS Reverse: Sulla seated, left. In front kneeling King Bocchus presenting an olive branch. At right kneeling Jugurtha, hands tied behind back. FELIX

Provenance

By 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 586); purchased on behalf of MFA at Auctiones auction 7 by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 14, 1977: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 56 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.82 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1977.610

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins