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Denarius with head of Sibyl, struck under T. Carisius

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Obverse: Head of a sibyl to right, the hair enveloped in broad bands. Reverse: Sphinx seated to right, enclosed in a beaded circle. T CARISIVS in exergue: IIIVIR

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Republican Period, about 46 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.52 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

95.165

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins