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Denarius with head of Italia

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Obverse: head of Italia, laureate, right, wearing earring and necklace. ITALIA (at left); X (at right) Reverse: Italia seated, left on three shields, spear in right hand, parazonium in left, crowned by Victory who stands behind her.


By date unknown: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu AG auction 17, May 3-4, 1977, Saal der Zunft zum Kämbel, Limmatquai 52, Zurich, lot 283); purchased by MFA at the Bank Leu auction; accessioned June 9, 1977

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 90–89 B.C.


Corfinium (?)


Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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