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Denarius with head of C. Julius Caesar, struck under M. Mettius

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Obverse: Head of C. Julius Caesar, wreathed, right. At left, lituus. CAESARDICT QVART Reverse: Juno Sospita, spear in right hand, shield in left, standing in biga galloping to right. MMETT[IVS] (in exergue) Magistrate/moneyer: M. Mettius

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bank Leu AG Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse 32 (Auction 28, May 5-6, 1981, lot 339); by 1991: with Numismatic Fine Arts, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90067 (Numismatic Fine Arts Auction 27, Helmsley Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, December 4-5, 1991, lot 612); purchased at Numismatic Fine Arts auction on behalf of MFA by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; January 22, 1992: purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, 44 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 173.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1992.3

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins