User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Double-sestertius with bust of Herennia Etruscilla, struck under Trajan II Decius

Start collecting

Obverse: Draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla wearing stephane to right. HERENNIAETRVSCILLAAVG. Reverse: Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, scepter in left hand. PVDICITIAAVG in exergue: SC.

Provenance

By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; by 1909: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 24, Weber Collection, May 10ff., 1909, lot 2215); by 1911: with Jacob Hirsch (Hirsch auction 30, May 11ff., 1911, lot 1201); by date unknown: Vicomte de Sartiges Collection; by 1938: with Ars Classica, 23 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 18 [Vicomte de Sartiges Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 10, 1938, lot 415); by 1947: with Jacob Hirsch, 30 West 54th Street, New York; summer, 1947: purchased from Jacob Hirsch by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 10, 1969

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 33.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.57

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins