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Didrachm with head of Hercules

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Obverse: youthful bust of Hercules, right; club and lion-skin at neck Reverse: she-wolf suckling twins, Romulus and Remus, to right; below: ROMANO

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Republican Period, about 264–255 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.95 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

00.73

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins