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Denarius with bust of Orbiana, struck under Severus Alexander

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Obverse: Bust of Orbiana, diademed, to right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG. Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. CONCORDIA AVGG.

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. 225

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.462

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins