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Denarius with head of Cybele, struck under A. Plautius

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Obverse: Head of Cybele, right, turreted; hair collected into knot behind and falling down neck. A.PLAVTIVS (before head); AED.CVR.S.C (behind) Reverse: Bearded figure, Bacchius, in Eastern dress, kneeling, right beside camel; he holds in extended right hand an olive branch, and in left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Joseph H. Clark Collection; June 6, 1912: gift of Joseph H. Clark to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark

Roman, Republican Period, about 55 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

12.453

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins