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

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Obverse: Bust of Herennia Etruscilla, right, with crescent and drapery. HERENNIAETRVSCILLAAVG Reverse: Pudicitia seated left, holding veil from face with right hand; in left, scepter. PVDICITIAAVG SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1930: with Naville & Cie., 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 15, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2 ff., 1930, lot 1839); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 063.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 32.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1381

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins