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Denarius with bust of Fulvia as Victory, struck under L. Mussidius Longus

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Obverse: Winged bust of Victory, right (with features of Fulvia) Reverse: Victory standing in biga galloping to right. L.MVSSIDIVS in ex.: LONGVS

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1135); purchased at Ars Classica auction 17 by Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King St., St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; October 12, 1934: sold by Spink & Son, Ltd. to a U.S. Private Collector; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Republican Period, about 42 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.78 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

34.1406

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins