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Denarius with head of Roma, struck under M. Sergius Silus

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Obverse: Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet. Before: EX S C behind: ROMA and X Reverse: Horseman, helmeted and bearing shield, galloping left, holding sword in left hand and head of a barbarian in right hand. Before: Q below: M SERGI / SILVS

Provenance

By date unknown: Boston Athenaeum Collection; May 1, 1913: Deposited at MFA by The Boston Athenaeum

Credit Line

Deposited by The Boston Athenaeum

Roman, Republican Period, about 116–115 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.95 gm.

Accession Number

13.652

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins