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Denarius with head of L. Cornelius Sulla, issued by Q. Pompeius Rufus

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Obverse: Head of L. Cornelius Sulla, right. SVLLACOS Reverse: Head of Q. Pompeius Rufus. RVFVSCOS (behind head); in front of head: QPOM.RVFI

Provenance

By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479 (Classical Numismatic Group Auction 42, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, Three World Trade Center, New York, May 29-30, 1997, lot 748, with provenance of Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, April 1962, pl. 25, B 362); purchased at Auction 42 on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Late Republican Period, about 54 B.C.

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1997.87

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins