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Denarius with bust of Juno Moneta, issued by L. Plaetorius Caestianus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Juno Moneta to right, wearing diadem and earring. MONETA Reverse: Victorious athlete running right, holding palm branch and hand wrappings or open wreath. L.PLAETORI L.F.Q.S.C.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatic Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, Zurich, Switzerland (sale G, April 10, 1997, lot 1355); by 2000: with Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, London and M & M Numismatics Ltd, Washington, DC (The New York Sale, Auction III, New York Mariott World Trade Center, December 7, 2000, lot 427); purchased on behalf of MFA at The New York Sale, Auction III by Antiqua Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; January 24, 2001: purchased by MFA from Antiqua Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 74 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.06 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

2000.1039

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins