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Denarius with bust of Mercury, issued by C. Mamilius Limetanus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Mercury wearing winged petasus to right, caduceus behind. Reverse: Ulysses walking right, leaning on staff. At right, Argus. CMAMIL LIME[T]AN

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; December 16, 1998: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Republican Period, about 82 B.C.

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 3.95 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1998.457

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins