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Denarius of the Marsic Confederation with head of Italia

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Obverse: head of Italia, laureate, left, wearing necklace and earring. Viteliu written in Oscan letters (Oscan word for Italia). Reverse: Helmeted soldier holding spear in right hand, his left foot on a Roman standard. Recumbent bull at his side. In exergue: I

Provenance

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 285); purchased by MFA at the Bank Leu auction; accessioned June 9, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

probably Bovianum

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.12 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1977.495

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins