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

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


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

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251




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

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The Ancient World


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